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The Lincoln Highway, The Great American Road Trip

The Lincoln Highway

Monday, September 11th — The route of the nation’s first coast-to-coast paved roadway was announced this week 105 years ago. Known as the Lincoln Highway, its combination of new roads linking existing metropolitan roads originally ran for nearly 3,400 miles […]

by · September 11, 2017 · History, Profile America
The first transcontinental phone call occurred on January 25, 1915.

Profile America: First Transcontinental Phone Call

Wednesday, January 25 — On this date in 1915, east and west were linked by voice in the first transcontinental phone call. This event was a conference call involving Alexander Graham Bell in New York, his assistant Thomas Watson in San […]

by · January 25, 2017 · Profile America, Technology
Profile America: First Telephone Directory

Profile America: First Telephone Directory

FIRST TELEPHONE DIRECTORY   In the early days of the telephone, knowing who had one and what the number was quickly became a problem. The first telephone directory in the U.S. was published on this date in 1878 in New […]

by · February 22, 2016 · Profile America, Technology