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.
The Lincoln Highway leaves the Altamont Pass area and - drops to the valley floor. It soon enters the town of Tracy. The Lincoln Highway ran north-south along what is now California Route 99. Leaving the Sacramento area and heading east, we are again on a two-lane road. Into the Sierra the valley grasslands give way to tall pines. - Now on U.S. 50, we take a break and stretch our legs. The South Fork of the American River ran alongside the road.

[ Coast to Coast on the Lincoln Highway ]
(Return to beginning of this slide show.)

[ Bill & Larry's Adventures ]
(Leave this slide show.)

[ Bill & Larry's Home Page ]