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 routes. It takes a little while to load, and there is no indication that a tour is loading, so be patient.

Thanks to Rachel Quist for the tip!

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. His posts are full of photos, tips, and GPS waypoints.

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 Lincoln Highway.