View from the front of the Legion of Honor art museum, looking east.
Off to the right of the picture is the monument marking
the start of the Lincoln Highway.

This monument is a replica of monuments erected along the highway's entire - length by Boy Scouts in 1928.  They are often called ''1928'' monuments in - Lincoln Highway guides. They have a penny-like face of President Lincoln - above the Lincoln Highway logo which is a red band over an ''L'' and a - blue band below it.  This monument has a notation that it is at the terminus, - and it does not have directional arrows on the sides,  which all - other 1928 monuments along the highway have. Note Sutro Tower to the southeast.  It transmits most San Francisco TV signals. - It is located on a hill about 900 feet above sea level and is about 900 feet tall. - It is located in the center of the city. We live 3/4 of a mile east of it. This monument is located on the south side of California Street just east of - 14th Avenue.  It is the only Lincoln Highway marking besides the terminus - monument that we could find in San Francisco.  This monument marked the - highway's route when it headed for the Hyde Street Ferry to the East Bay, - which no longer exists.  This monument is likely an original 1928 one rather - than a replica because it is not in front of a chamber of commerce, a - government building, a park, or a museum.  It sits neglected in an - obscure location next to a run of the mill bus stop. Ninety-nine percent - of the people who see it every day probably have no idea what it is.
About to cross the Bay Bridge.  No Hyde Street Ferry nowadays. A tree in beautiful full bloom that we saw in the East Bay. East of Livermore we take the old road over Altamont Pass. - We now feel like we are really on the Lincoln Highway!
Many different versions of this sign are used to mark the Lincoln Highway. - In some states they are plentiful; in other states they are few and far between. A rail line, as well as I-580, share the pass with us, - and occasionally they can be seen. Altamont Pass is very windy, and its many windmills - comprise one of the world's largest wind farms.

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