Category Archives: Lincoln Highway

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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News

Dear Reader, I haven’t abandoned you. I’ve just been busy. The news is that my article about the Lincoln Highway in Nevada will be appearing in a major regional magazine next Spring, the centennial year of LHW. Also I have … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Schellbourne Pass and Ranch

Between the Steptoe Valley north of Ely, and Spring Valley is a pass that was used for years by the ┬áthe Pony Express, California Telegraph, Overland Stage, and the Lincoln Highway. If you are going to travel on the old … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Spring Valley

Spring Valley is a nearly empty place which contains of interest the Stone House (described in an earlier post) and not much else. The views of the Schell Range are gorgeous however. This small valley lies between Schellbourne pass and … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Roundup at Tippett Ranch

By pure chance, on my next visit to Tippett Ranch I came across a roundup. About sixty head were brought in for vaccinations, tags, and branding.

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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 – Ibapah, Far Western Utah

I must say that Ibapah has acquired something of a mystique amongst Lincoln Highway enthusiasts and I’m certainly one of those who feels that way. In recent years it was the only location with gasoline between Ely and Tooele, but … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Goodyear Cutoff and Gold Hill

I left Callao with some regret – the beauty and the isolation are so attractive. The photo below is of the road from Gold Hill looking back to the flats. Callao would be the vague line of green in the … 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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