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Lodi loses Lincoln Highway to Woodbridge in 1914

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Posted: Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:00 am

Before 1913, the friendly rivalry between Lodi and Woodbridge was limited to spirited baseball games. But that year the competition between the neighboring communities became more serious business.

A century ago, a great transcontinental highway was established that would allow an automobile to travel one free road from New York City that spanned 13 states and traveled 3,384 miles to San Francisco. It was a trailblazing "ocean to ocean" road and was called the Lincoln Highway in memory of President Abraham Lincoln.

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