Lost & Found Lunch - History of Dixie Lee Highway - May 19th

Knox Heritage continues its series of educational lunches, Lost & Found, on Friday, May 19 at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker Jennifer Montgomery will present a fascinating look at history of Dixie Lee Highway.

The Lost & Found Lunch will be held at the office of Knox Heritage, Historic Westwood – 3425 Kingston Pike. Parking is free and is available in the Laurel Church of Christ parking lot next door – 3457 Kingston Pike. A free lunch buffet will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 12:00 p.m. Reservations for lunch are required. Call Hollie Cook at 865-523-8008 or email her at hcook@knoxheritage.org to make a reservation.

The Dixie Highway was a United States automobile highway, first planned in 1914 to connect the US Midwest with the Southern United States. It was part of the National Auto Trail system, and grew out of an earlier Miami to Montreal highway. The final result is better understood as a network of connected paved roads, rather than one single highway. It was constructed and expanded from 1915 to 1927.The Dixie Highway was inspired by the example of the slightly earlier Lincoln Highway, the first road across the United States