First, here’s a map of the Lincoln Highway. Enlarge San Joaquin County and you can trace its eccentric route through Stockton.
Here’s the story of the great old cars that chugged through town in June on the Lincoln Highway Centennial Tour.
Below are several photos from the Bank of Stockton Archive. With thanks to Archivist William Maxwell.
Above, the Lincoln Highway runs through French Camp. It passed the Lincoln Station, on the left, “built to serve motorists on the Lincoln Highway,” the archive caption says. “The station was operated by James and Cleveland Beattie. The Beattie General Merchandise store was on the opposite side of the street. In the late 1920s, this buildiing replaced an old store building James Beattie had operated since early in the twentieth century.”
Now we’re looking north from Dorris Street up Pacific Avenue, earlier called Lower Sacramento Road, and the route of the Lincoln Highway, which cut right through town from north to south. This is the stretch Joseph Plecarpo developed into the Tuxedo Park and Miracle Mile districts.