|By PR Newswire||
|September 10, 2012 12:01 AM EDT||
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10: LINCOLN HIGHWAY
Profile America — Monday, September 10th. The first coast-to-coast highway in the United States opened on this date in 1913. Known as the Lincoln Highway, the road originally ran for almost 3,400 miles through 13 states. Nicknamed "the Main Street across America," the highway brought economic progress to many cities, towns and villages along its route. As a young army officer, Dwight Eisenhower drove in an army convoy on the Lincoln Highway — an experience that fostered his support as president for the Interstate Highway System we enjoy today. Across the U.S., there are just over 4 million miles of roads, about three-quarters of them in rural areas. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov.
Sources: Kane's Famous First Facts, 6625
Federal Highway Administration
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1088
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau