Today’s road trips are often as much about getting there as they are about enjoying the final destination. But that hasn’t always been the case. In fact, in the early 1900s the journey was more of an exercise in patience and determination than it was a relaxing getaway. The country lacked quality roads linking cities and towns, meaning travel was a monumental undertaking.
Many travelers know little of the road that literally paved the way for our now easy cross-country travel. This year the Lincoln Highway turns 100, and there’s no better time to celebrate this oft-forgotten icon.