Saturday, March 25, 2017 • 2:00 pm
On the Lincoln Highway with the 1919 U.S. Army Military Convoy
The program is free and open to the public, so bring your friends!
Our next program will follow the trail of the 1919 military convoy. Past Nevada Chapter President, Jim Bonar, will share this tale that would eventually contribute in establishing our National Highway system.
In 1919, after “The War to End All Wars,” the U.S. Army needed to find out if they had the ability to move troops and equipment from the fortified east coast to the west, as Japan grew in military power. Trucks were just in their infancy and had been used in Europe during World War I to move troops and equipment. Were our roads up to the needs of the Army Transportation Corps? Find out if they were, and compare the roads of 1919 to today. The talk will include a 30-minute video of the trip, which is all that remains of three hours of film footage taken 98 years ago.