Category Archives: Loneliest

The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Eastgate

The house and old store at Eastgate on Nevada 722 is worth a stop. (In fact 722 is a nicer road than U. S. 50 between Middlegate and Austin.) It is at the entrance to Road Canyon and one served … 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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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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A Happy New Year to You All

May you have a better new year than these poor fellows, stuck in the Fallon Sink. The weather has been cold and miserable out here so the next trip won’t happen until the spring. In the meantime I’m working on … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – A Short Hiatus

I’m off to Oregon and the coast for a week or two. Shortly after I get back I’ll be packing up for the last research trip of the year on the Lincoln Highway. I expect to head from Reno only … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Garnet Mercantile, Ely

I was intrigued by this store in Ely with its art-deco signage. The store is on the Lincoln Highway on Aultman Street, the main drag. That’s the Nevada Hotel in background with the flag flying on the roof. (Please click … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Ely, Nevada

Ely Ely was a much anticipated destination in the Great Basin because it was the largest town between Salt Lake City and Reno. It boasted of many services. “Pop. 3,500 Alt. 6,000 feet. Six Hotels, 1 ¬†garage. Local speed limit … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Hamilton

Hamilton was once the county seat of White Pine County. In its heyday it was a very active mining town but suffered the same boom and bust as so many other Nevada towns. The county seat moved to Ely. For … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Eureka, Nevada and Ford’s Defeat

There are several reference works everyone should have when playing along the Lincoln Highway, and today’s recommendation is a book that is available online: Effie Price Gladding’s Across The Continent by The Lincoln Highway written after her epic journey in … Continue reading

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