Category Archives: Wyoming

More about Lincoln Highway in Fort Bridger, WY

Virginia Giorgis, editor of the Bridger Valley Pioneer, writes about the history of Carter Avenue in Fort Bridger, Wyoming, which she says was part of the Lincoln Highway through town. Frankly speaking Carter Avenue takes its name from history, Virginia … Continue reading

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New Wyoming road proposal takes Lincoln Highway into account

A committee studying a proposed new road connecting the Wyoming cities of Green River and Rock Springs is taking into consideration the various historic Lincoln Highway alignments as part of their designs. Funding for alternative GR-RS road not available, David … Continue reading

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From the Netherlands to the Lincoln Highway

Harold de Bock, who lives in the Netherlands, is starting a trip riding a motorcycle across the Lincoln Highway from Indiana to Wyoming. From Netherlands to tour the Lincoln Highway, Brian Butko, Lincoln Highway News, August 30, 2011

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Charcoal kilns in Piedmont, WY rededicated

The giant conical charcoal kilns in the ghost town of Piedmont, Wyoming were dedicated earlier this month after much restoration work. The kilns, over 100 years old, are near the Lincoln Highway. Piedmont kilns dedicated, Virginia Giorgis, Badger Valley Pioneer … Continue reading

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Virginian Hotel in Medicine Bow, WY turns 100

The Historic Virginian Hotel, on the Lincoln Highway in Medicine Bow, Wyoming, celebrates its 100th birthday this year. Virginian hotel in Medicine Bow 100 years old, Nicholas DeMarino, Rawlins (Wyo.) Daily Times, June 24, 2011

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Videos on the Lincoln Highway in Wyoming

The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources has posted a whole series of videos on the Lincoln Highway in Wyoming: Wyoming History – Lincoln Highway on Veoh Thanks to Bob Beaudoin for the tip!

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Cheyenne, Wyoming starts planning uses for historic ranch

The Belvoir Ranch, a historic ranch which contains vestiges of the original Lincoln Highway, was purchased by the city of Cheyenne, Wyoming in 2003. Cheyenne is now deciding what to do with it. Options range from historic preservation to a … Continue reading

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Lincoln statue sculptor laid to rest near his statue

The ashes of Robert Russin, the sculptor of the Lincoln statue along I-80 in Wyoming, and his wife were interred near the statue. Laid to rest: Artist interred with his masterpiece, Laramie (Wy.) Boomerang, July 19, 2008

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Famous Wyoming tree sprayed for beetle protection

The Lone Tree, a famous pine tree next to the Lincoln Highway, was sprayed to protect it from mountain pine beetles. Famed tree gets beetle protection, Casper (Wy.) Star-Tribune, July 12, 2008

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Local press covers the LHA Conference

People from Omaha, Neb., Sarasota, Fla., Reno, Nev., and even small European countries found common ground last week learning about the history of southwest Wyoming and the route of the historic Lincoln Highway, which meanders through much of Uinta County … Continue reading

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