Category Archives: Great Basin

Lincoln Highway, Sand Pass, Nevada – New and Old

Dear Reader, It may seem I’ve forgotten you but I haven’t. Work on the book has been postponed until I finish my final trip in the Great Basin when I visit Utah in June of this year. In the meantime … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in the Great Basin – Steptoe Valley

The Lincoln Highway ran up the Steptoe Valley for about forty miles and then turned to cross over Schellbourne Pass into Spring Valley. There is little habitation north of Ely. Currie is one small community at the north end of … Continue reading

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The Great Basin and the Lincoln Highway – Ruth, New Ruth, and Big Mining

This is not an editorial piece about mining. I just found/shot some great photos and discovered some interesting history in this area. The large mining operations here near Ruth, Nevada, just west of Ely, have been going on for a … Continue reading

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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.) And while we are on the subject – This location is the … Continue reading

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Out in the Nevada Desert

I’m back from the trip, which turned out to be great (thanks for asking). I covered 1500 miles in nearly two weeks, camping most of the time. Let me begin with a photo from the Steptoe Valley, north of Ely, … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – On The Road Again

I actually did get back on the old road again, perhaps a little later than I thought I would. As a result it has been a very cold trip with lows in the 20′s. I’ll have a chance to post … Continue reading

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Heading Out Again – LHW Here We Come

I’m packing the van, ready to head out on the Lincoln Highway again. Mr. Beasley will accompany me of course. Actually the van is named “The Beasleymobile” in his honor. This time I’m out for a month attempting to finish … Continue reading

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The Empire Mine State Historic Park, Grass Valley, California

Most of you know that I tend to favor black and white photography but there are many shots just crying out for color, like this one. The red roofs are a corrugated tin that is highly reactive. Within two years … Continue reading

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Flickr and The Empire Mine State Historic Park

I have been adding material to my Flickr account if you would care to take a look and comment. In the meantime here is one more from the Empire Mine. As always, click to embiggen. Cheers to all, Grover

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Dugway Range – Simpson’s Springs

On the Lincoln Highway’s present-day bypass around the south end of the Army’s Dugway Proving Grounds, one comes across Simpson’s Springs, which I’ve mentioned before. Simpson explored the route from the Salt Lake area to Genoa, Nevada in 1859. His … Continue reading

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