Lincoln Highway Avenue of Trees & Lincoln Highway Marker (Duncan)

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The former route of the Lincoln Highway on the north side of the railroad tracks can still be seen today. A concrete marker at the southeast corner of 8th Street and Main Avenue indicates the northeastern end of a 2.4-mile (3.9 km) section that has not changed significantly since the 1920s. This section of road, including the marker and an avenue of hackberry trees through which the old highway passed just south of downtown Duncan, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as Lincoln Highway-Duncan West and used to be a camp ground.   A Lincoln Highway maker, in its original postition since 1928, sets on the southeast corner of Main Avenue & North Boulevard, east of the Avenue of Trees.

It was the original path driven and is virtually unchanged since its beginning.  An Avenue of Trees is traditionally a straight road with a line of  trees or large shrubs running along each side.

  • Duncan, Nebraska