Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Chapter Eight – Austin

Austin is on the Lincoln Highway and is about as far from anywhere as one would like to be. I love this little town, really love it, and I’d live there if it wasn’t so far from good medical help, … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Chapter Seven – Middlegate and the Shoe Tree

What’s this “Gate” Stuff All About? A gate is a notch or an opening between two hills, or the entrance to a canyon. Here is Middlegate viewed from the east; Middlegate Station is two miles west of here. There are … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Chapter Six – Frenchman Flat

I have no idea what is so appealing to me about Frenchman Flat and Frenchman Station (there is no ‘s in those titles, and that is correct.) Frenchman Flat is in the narrow Dixie Valley, thirteen miles across,  which currently … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Chapter Five – Sand Springs and Sand Pass

Sand Springs The feature known as Sand Springs was an important place on the 1913 Lincoln Highway. It was here that the promoters encountered the dreaded Fallon Sink (nee Marsh) and attempted to get around it. It had an awful … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin And Range – Chapter Four – Consider the Desert

‘In the Unites States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is.’ – Gertrude Stein The real adventure on the Lincoln Highway in the Great Basin begins in Fallon … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Chapter Three – Fernley and Fallon

A Disclaimer I don’t like Interstate highways. People drive too fast and see nothing. As Charles Kuralt famously quipped. “Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything.” Reno to … Continue reading

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