The Lincoln Highway in the Great Basin – The Shoe Tree at Middlegate

I’m sure that you will all be pleased to hear that the new shoetree is becoming well populated. (The old one was cut down in a lovers’ spat.)

The New Shoetree is doing Well

The New Shoetree is Doing Well

Well Populated

Well Populated

And while we are on the subject – This location is the site of the old Middlegate Station for the Pony Express and Overland Stage. Because it was in a dangerous location, it was washed away, twice, and the facility was moved to the site of the current Middlegate Station.

Across from the tree you can see the old Lincoln Highway, hugging the rim of the wash whereas Hwy. 50 boldly goes down the center of the gap.

Old Middlegate and the Lincoln Highway

Old Middlegate and the Lincoln Highway

You may drive on the old road here if you will close the gate once inside.

The shoetree is at  39°17’39.17″N 117°59’11.20″W for the GPS  inclined.

Until next time, travel wisely.

Grover

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