• BEDFORD, Pa. - Civil War reenactors from the First Kentucky Regiment fire a 21 gun salute during the 90th anniversary of the 1919 Transcontinental Convoy here. The convoy started in Washington D.C., and like the original convoy, will follow the Lincoln Highway and end in San Francisco. Originally consisting of 81 vehicles, the War Department challenged the convoy to travel nearly 3,200 miles passing through three hundred fifty villages and towns in order to test the realities of east-west coast transportation.

    On the road from Bedford, Pa., to Wooster, Ohio

    BEDFORD, Pa. - Civil War reenactors from the First Kentucky Regiment fire a 21 gun salute during the 90th anniversary of the 1919 Transcontinental Convoy here. The convoy started in Washington D.C., and like the original convoy, will follow the Lincoln...

  • WOOSTER, Ohio - Army Sgt. (ret.) Harry Fike, of Chambersburg, Pa., waves to a crowd here recently during the 90th anniversary of the 1919 Transcontinental Convoy. Local citizens gathered to show their support to more than 60 vehicles and 250 personnel taking part in the historic trek across America using the exact rout used in the 1919 convoy. Originally, the convoy was established to test road conditions, east coast -west coast travel conditions, but to also thank the American people for their military support throughout the years.

    On the road from Bedford, Pa., to Wooster, Ohio

    WOOSTER, Ohio - Army Sgt. (ret.) Harry Fike, of Chambersburg, Pa., waves to a crowd here recently during the 90th anniversary of the 1919 Transcontinental Convoy. Local citizens gathered to show their support to more than 60 vehicles and 250 personnel...

  • WOOSTER, Ohio - Army Pfc. (ret.) Bill Kreider, a participant in the 90th anniversary of the first transcontinental convoy and a resident of Carson City, Nev. talks to a group of children about military life during World War II here recently. The local event occurred during one of the five rest days designated during the 30-day trek across the Lincoln Highway from Washington D.C. to San Francisco- a convoy which follows the original route first used in 1919. Most of the convoy participants are military veterans ranging from World War II to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    On the road from Bedford, Pa., to Wooster, Ohio

    WOOSTER, Ohio - Army Pfc. (ret.) Bill Kreider, a participant in the 90th anniversary of the first transcontinental convoy and a resident of Carson City, Nev. talks to a group of children about military life during World War II here recently. The local...

  • WOOSTER, Ohio - Mr. John Croul, a participant in the 90th anniversary of the first transcontinental convoy and resident of North Industry, Ohio, works on the engine of a 1940\'s Dodge, three quarter ton military vehicle here. The maintenance occurred during one of the five designated rest days during the 30- day trek across the Lincoln Highway which starts in Washington D.C. and ends in San Francisco. The convoy includes vehicles from a wide era of military history, all of which require constant fine tuning and upkeep in order to keep them running for the entire 3,200 mile trip.

    On the road from Bedford, Pa., to Wooster, Ohio

    WOOSTER, Ohio - Mr. John Croul, a participant in the 90th anniversary of the first transcontinental convoy and resident of North Industry, Ohio, works on the engine of a 1940\'s Dodge, three quarter ton military vehicle here. The maintenance occurred...

  • BEDFORD, Pa - Vehicles travel along the Lincoln Highway here, or Route 30, as part of the 90th anniversary of the first transcontinental convoy which traveled from the eastern to the western coastline in 1919. Slowly making their way up the Appellation Mountains, military vehicles from every era are retracing the exact rout from Washington D.C. to San Francisco. The convoy includes a 1918 Dodge Brothers vehicle which is the same make of vehicle used in the original convoy.

    On the road from Bedford, Pa., to Wooster, Ohio

    BEDFORD, Pa - Vehicles travel along the Lincoln Highway here, or Route 30, as part of the 90th anniversary of the first transcontinental convoy which traveled from the eastern to the western coastline in 1919. Slowly making their way up the Appellation...

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