Posts Tagged ‘highway marker’

New SF travel column boosts Lincoln Highway

September 1, 2009

A new travel column at San Fransico’s examiner.com features the Lincoln Highway‘s Western Terminus marker and maps out a trip across California and Nevada.

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Drama of the broken string at eastern terminus

February 26, 2009

As reported here recently, a street sign was dedicated on the Lincoln birthday bicentennial marking the eastern terminus of the Lincoln Highway at Times Square. LHA director Jerry Peppers has been working on getting a permanent marker and was part of the unveiling. Here are some photos from his daughter Amy Peppers that document the unveiling, including the broken string drama.

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The sign awaits unveiling with the pull-string secured until it’s ready.

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Commissioner of the New York City DOT Janette Sadik-Kahn joins Jerry Peppers to pull off the cover.

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But wait! The cover rips and the string pulls off!!

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Who you gonna call?

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NYC DOT workers to the rescue!

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Finally!

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Peppers and Sadik-Kahn pose with Tim Tompkins, President of Times Square Alliance.

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And Pepper again shows what he’d really like – a marker, perhaps a concrete post, at the intersection.

Eastern Terminus Marker – with paper & tape

August 22, 2008

The Eastern Terminus of the Lincoln Highway has never been marked – it was always simply Times Square – but Jerry Peppers is determined to change that. Here he is taping a temporary paper sign to his favorite concrete post at Broadway and 42nd Street during filming for Rick Sebak’s upcoming special. Rick also sent an updated photo that shows him at the intersection, which you’ll find at the end of this post.

The Western Terminus in San Francisco has been marked in various ways over the decades. Today it has a reproduction of a 1928 concrete post – click here to see read about Denny Gibson’s visit a couple weeks ago.