The Bankhead Highway Historic Military Vehicle Convoy passed through El Centro at different times throughout its 95 years of travel. El Centro was a stop over in the very first convoy in 1920. The convoy was a follow-on project to the 1919 US Army Transcontinental Motor Convoy – the first-ever Convoy across the US along the Lincoln Highway. The Army was determined to further their understanding of the practicality of motorized transport and its place in the US Army.
National Parks & Recreation Month 2022