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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – West to Fish Spings – Dugway Pass

We’re not yet reconnected to the Lincoln Highway since we’re still bypassing the Dugway Proving Grounds. Leaving Simpson’s Spring and heading west we come to the last barrier beforeĀ  rejoining the LHW near Fish Springs. This is the pass that … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – An Overview of Salt Lake City, Utah to Ely, Nevada

A new main wagon route across Utah and central Nevada was explored in 1859 by Capt. J. H. Simpson of the Topographical Engineers. This became known as the Central Overland Route or Simpson’s Route and was quickly adopted by the … Continue reading

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