Category Archives: Lonliest Highway

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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Nevada Magazine – Lincoln Highway Article

Welcome to those who have just found me as a result of my article in Nevada Magazine. To catch up on the Lincoln Highway you should go back to the blogs in 2011 and read forward from there. Start here … Continue reading

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The Great Basin near Austin, Nevada

I would like to solicit your opinion. This is a reworked version of the scene I posted recently. What do you think? Is it “over the top” or simply “rather neat”? Obviously I did a lot of processing in Photoshop … Continue reading

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Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – What’s Happening and Why Isn’t It?

It’s been quiet in part because my magazine article is due to come out any day and I have an agreement that the photographs in that article can’t be shown until publication – a “first use” issue. Also frankly it’s … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – The Old vs. The New – On To Ibapah

Let’s review the object of this Salt Lake Desert route: it was to bypass the salt flats and travel on relatively hard ground from Dugway to Ibapah. Look at this sketch of the area. Click on it to enlarge – … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Callao, Utah

Approaching from the east, near Boyd’s Station, Callao looks like a thin, green oasis against the impressive and often snow covered heights of the Deep Creek Range. It is an oasis of sorts, a small farming community whose pioneer history … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Simpson Springs

Captain James Simpson is an important figure because he defined the major wagon and Pony Express route through central Nevada. Much of this became the Lincoln Highway. The definitive book on his journey is his own report: This book is … Continue reading

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Lincoln Highway – What Now?

Dear Readers, I haven’t forgotten you. I’m preparing for an extended trip to Austin and environs for some further research. I’ll be traveling to and photographing Ford’s Defeat amongst other places on the old road. I’m trying to get all … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Ely to Antelope Valley

This chapter covers the old road north from Ely, through McGill, over Schellbourne Pass to the Stone House in Spring Valley. Recently I covered Ely and East Ely. A short ride north of East Ely will bring you to – … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Jakes Summit and Environs

Jakes Summit, which leads into Jakes Valley (no apostrophe) allowed passage from Ely and the Ruth Mining District to Hamilton and the west, long before the new road over Robinson Summit was completed in the twenties. Let’s first have an … Continue reading

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