Vintage military convoy stops in Adams

Celebrating the historically crucial 1919 Transcontinental Motor Convoy, a fleet of vintage military vehicles, sponsored by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA), passed through Gettysburg Saturday, Sunday and Monday Aug. 10-12. Stopping first at the Wyndham Hotel, the participants visited the area with a planned departure via Route 30 West Monday morning. The original convoy included a young Dwight D. Eisenhower, then a lieutenant colonel, on board as an observer for the War Department. Partly as a result of his experiences on the trip, Eisenhower recognized the importance of quality roads to national defense and, when he became president, pushed for the construction of the interstate highway system.

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