This year marks the centennial anniversary of the first U. S. Army Transcontinental Motor Convoy across the country following the Lincoln Highway. This convoy started in Washington, DC, and traveled west to San Francisco. The object of the mission was to test military vehicles and encourage construction of highways. The original convoy took 56 days to complete the journey at an average speed of 5 mph. One of the most well-known participants in this convoy was Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The MVPA Transcontinental Motor Convoy will leave Fallon on the morning of Thursday, September 12, and take a lunch break in the museum parking lot from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Then, the convoy will continue to Placerville, California, for the evening. The public is welcome to come to the museum to inspect the vehicles in the convoy.
Details09/12/2019 11:00:0009/12/2019 13:00:00America/Los_Angeles2019 MVPA Transcontinental Motor ConvoyReno, NV
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In the NSRM Parking Lot