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 I was working with some photos I submitted to Nevada Magazine a year ago. This one appeared on their website as a tease to the Lincoln Highway article. Click on the image to see the original size.

Sand Pass new-old composite

Sand Pass Road LHW   39°15’58.83″N 118°23’24.67″W

This is a composite of the new and the old. My truck is on the deteriorating paving of the section that was first paved in the early 30’s. The car on the right is on the original LHW coincidentally in the same location. The passenger has her had pulled her hat sideways to protect from the brutal sun and the driver is out studying something with great interest. This would be ca. 1916.  Note: early cars in the USA were not standardized to left-hand drive for many years.

The line on the far left, level with my truck’s hood, is the current Highway 50; in the background is the Fallon flats that gave motorists such grief until the road was improved in 1922 (or thereabouts).

Older photograph courtesy University of Michigan Special Collections

Cheers to you all,


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