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Indiana Bicentennial Celebration 2016

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Legacy Projects > Lincoln Highway Ideal Section Memorial Project Lincoln Highway Ideal Section Memorial Project

When the Lincoln Highway Association was looking for a location to build the “road of the future,” Dyer, Indiana was chosen as the site for this 1.3 mile “object-lesson” road. Constructed with 10” reinforced concrete, drainage gutters, pedestrian walkways, improved bridges, landscaping, lighting and more, this road became the type of road we drive on today. Between 1929 and 1942 two memorials were erected near this road: the Henry C. Ostermann Memorial Seat and the Ideal Section Monument. Our project will restore the monuments and bronze tablets, improve the landscape and erect two new interpretive signs.