The Traveler - The Quarterly Newsletter of the California Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association
Volume 5, Number 2: Spring 2004

New Tours Highlight Lincoln Highway Across California

By Paul Gilger

Tour 1 • 1913-27 Central Valley Route

  [Photo of Altamont]
Lincoln Highway in Altamont
Photo by Leon Schegg

  [Photo of Western Terminus]
Western Terminus in San Francisco
Photo by C.N. Plummer

On this tour you will see:

  • the California State Capitol grounds
  • the mid-century retail architecture of Stockton Blvd
  • the expansive San Joaquin vistas along Route 99
  • the historic town of Woodbridge
  • the original highway alignments along Lower Sacramento Road
  • tree-lined Pacific Avenue in Stockton
  • the campus and carillon of the University of the Pacific
  • downtown Stockton
  • an old steel drawbridge on lower Manthey Road
  • the wind-swept railroad town of Banta
  • the mission architecture of the Tracy Hotel in Tracy
  • tree-lined Grant Line Road
  • the windmill farm on top of Altamont Pass
  • historic Livermore and Livermore's Lincoln Highway Garage
  • Dublin Canyon Road
  • downtown Hayward
  • downtown Oakland's Jack London Square
  • the Bay Bridge
  • San Francisco's Market Street, Van Ness Avenue, Chestnut Street, the Presidio, and Lake Avenue
  • the westernmost extant 1928 marker
  • the Lincoln Highway Terminus Marker at Lincoln Park

The return trip to Sacramento will be on Interstate 80.

[Map of Tour 1]