The association conceived the Seedling Mile program to demonstrate the use of concrete as a roadway surface, including projects in Buffalo County and Hall County in Nebraska. The Kearney Commercial Club raised funds to construct a Seedling Mile on West 24th Street from present-day 19th Avenue to 30th Avenue, formerly a dirt road. The Kearney Daily Hub of November 5, 1915, described the completed project: "The road is amply wide enough to make possible the passage of two loaded hayracks without interference."
From 1947 to 1987 this location was the site of the Hammer Motel, famous for its sign topped by a giant hammer and three supporting poles made to look like nails. The building then served as student housing for the University of Nebraska at Kearney until 1995, when it was razed.
|Series||This marker is part of the Lincoln Highway series, and the Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society series.|
|Placed By||National & Nebraska Lincoln Highway Association,Buffalo County Historical Society, Kearney Visitor Bureau, Nebraska State Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 4:44pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14T E 491132 N 4505404|
|Decimal Degrees||40.69950000, -99.10496667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 41.97', W 99° 6.298'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 41' 58.20" N, 99° 6' 17.88" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||252, 919|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7801-7863 Airport Rd, Kearney NE 27803, US|
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