Jump to content
American Road Magazine
Celebrating our two-lane highways of yesteryear…And the joys of driving them today!

Happy 200th, Abraham

Recommended Posts

Yesterday marked the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, the namesake of the Lincoln Highway.


The Chicago Tribune ran an "If Abe were able to celebrate 200" including things he would like and wouldn't. Steve Johnson wrote this.


What Lincoln Would Like Least:


** Horseless carriage named after him intended for the wealthy.


** The way everybody just says "87" instead of "Four score and seven."


** Wouldn't have been caught dead in the shoes the Lincoln Memorial has him in.


** Key lesson of the Gettysburg Address--brevity--apparently lost on Ken Burns.


** Still confused about digital TV transition.


** A penny? Come On.


I think Abe would have appreciated the list and found humor in it.


I'm sure he would have been honored to have the first transcontinental road named after him.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...