Category Archives: Utah

The Lincoln Highway in Utah

Salt Lake Tribune columnist Tom Wharton writes about the Lincoln Highway and its various routes in Utah. LHA Treasurer Jesse Petersen is quoted in the article. Delving into the history of Lincoln Highway, Tom Wharton, The Salt Lake Tribune, July … Continue reading

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Mapping the Lincoln Highway through the Utah desert

The Desert Research Institute, part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, has precisely mapped the Lincoln Highway through the Utah desert west of Salt Lake City. Be sure to check out their photo tours of the 1913 and 1919 … Continue reading

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Travel blog on the Lincoln Highway from Truckee to Salt Lake City

P. Grover Cleveland, a landscape photographer and history and travel buff, is writing about his trip along the 1913 alignment of the Lincoln Highway from Truckee, California to Salt Lake City on his blog, Camera and Pencil in the Mountains. … Continue reading

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Fish Springs threatened by proposed aquifer pumping

The future of Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge is potentially threatened by Southern Nevada Water Authority’s bid to pump water from the Snake Valley Aquifer, which feeds the springs, to Las Vegas. Fish Springs was an important stop along the … Continue reading

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A bicycle race lays the groundwork for the Lincoln Highway

The route for a coast-to-coast bicycle race in 1896 eventually led to the routing of the Lincoln Highway, and later Interstate 80, through Salt Lake City. Living History: Big Bill’s bicycle set the course for the freeway, Salt Lake Tribune, … Continue reading

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Lincoln Highway buff writes book on Mormon Trail

Gregory Franzwa, LHA member and editor of The Lincoln Highway Forum, releases a new book on the Mormon Trail. Pioneer pathways — Enthusiast’s guidebook offers adventures for present-day travelers, Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT), July 22, 2008

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