Category Archives: Skull Valley

The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Orr’s Ranch Revisited

I have shown you a few photos of Orr’s Ranch (near Dugway, Utah) before, but not this one. Orr’s Ranch was an important stop on the LHW since it was the last place for gasoline and other supplies before reaching … 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 – West from Orr’s Ranch

The Salt Lake Desert Orr’s Ranch was the last major stop for travelers heading west until one reached Ely. The roads from there were questionable and the advice from the Guidebook was this: “Some difficulties may be encountered in this … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Day Trip from S. L. C. Part 3

Orr’s Ranch It is mentioned in every guidebook. It was a “must stop” near the eastern edge of the Salt Lake Desert because it was the last opportunity for gasoline and supplies before heading west on the Goodyear Cutoff. One … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Day Trip from S.L.C. Part 2

Now that we are headed south on the Skull Valley Road, the first thing of note will be Lone Rock to the west. Nearly every traveler’s diary made note of it. This shot was made at high noon but the … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – A Day Trip from Salt Lake City

Let’s take a day trip from Salt Lake City and visit some of the sites of the 1913 route and the 1919 shortcut. Remember that the object of the Lincoln Highway Association was to bypass the long route around the … Continue reading

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