Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hello From Illinois!

Date Placed: June 8, 2010
Letterbox: Traditional
Carver: SweetEllGee
Logbook: SweetEllGee
Planters: GreenJello and Teancum
Location: East Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah
Status: Active

This is part of the "Hello From The United States!" series of boxes.

The Lincoln Highway was the first road across the United States of America. Conceived in 1912 and formally dedicated October 31, 1913, the Lincoln Highway was America's first national memorial to President Abraham Lincoln, predating the 1922 dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. by 9 years. As the first automobile road across America, the Lincoln Highway brought great prosperity to the hundreds of cities, towns and villages along the way.

The current day Interstate 80 follows a good portion of the Lincoln Highway. "Hello from the Land of Lincoln" is planted nearby I-80 to give honor to the great state of Illinois that produced such a fine man.

Directions: From I-80, take the East Canyon exit (#134). Head north towards the canyon. You'll go under a golf cart bridge, and then a bit further. Soon, you will see, on your right, the Camp Grant Historical Marker. Pull over and park. When standing in front of the marker, sight the third rock down at 110 degrees. Look behind and under that rock.

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