First Saturday: The 1915 Transcontinental Film Convoy

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First Saturday: The 1915 Transcontinental Film Convoy
July 1, 2017 2:00 pm
July 1, 2017 3:00 pm
March 10, 2017
Sparks Museum & Cultural Center
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814 Victorian Avenue, Sparks, NV, 89431, United States

Lincoln Highway Association member Leon Schegg presents “The Three Mile Picture Show: The 1915 Transcontinental Film Convoy” at 2 p.m. on July 1. This presentation is part of the First Saturday lecture series, where the Sparks Museum presents free programming 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month.

In 1915, a motor film crew directed by Lincoln Highway Consul-At-Large member Henry Ostermann, traveled coast-to-coast for four months recording scenes along the historic route. By contributing to the film’s production, towns along the highway were allowed to proudly promote their communities. The three hour film was shown almost continuously at the Palace of Transportation at the 1915 San Francisco Pacific-Panama Exposition.  After the Expo, the popular film was shown to the public and school children in towns along the Lincoln Highway.

Lifetime member of the Lincoln Highway Association and former President of the Nevada Chapter of the Lincoln Highway, Leon Schegg, will share the fascinating story about the film crew as they travel along America’s first transcontinental highway. The only brief film footage of the movie will also be shown.