The Dutch Flat and Donner Lake Wagon Road – 1864

The road that eventually became the Lincoln Highway over Donner Pass was meant to take traffic away from other wagon roads in the area and in that is was a great success. The photograph above dates from the very early days of the road and is just below the pass itself. The Dutch Flat and Donner Lake Wagon Road is the subject of many books.

Near Big Bend

I stopped along I-80 and took these photographs of some remains of the road just west of Big Bend. The construction of the Interstate Highway here destroyed much, but not all of the original road.


Dutch Flat and Donner Lake Wagon Road

DFDLWR at I-80

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