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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 … Continue reading

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Donner Pass

I went up to the Holy Grail of Donner Pass today and hiked around. The weather is turning and soon I won’t be able to do much hiking. Besides it is so dang cold there in the winter.  There is … Continue reading

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Wouldn’t you know it . . .

Everything seems to conspire against another trip up the hill: weather, honeydo’s, unfinished projects. The weather’s turning cold now. Chilly mornings, occasional rain. I suppose snow will soon hit the pass. That will make for some nice pictures but I … Continue reading

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Rain, rain, go away

Ok, so it didn’t happen. “Best laid plans” and all that. I got stuck at home uncovering the septic tank, cleaning the garage, sorting leftover lumber from the front porch project, etc. Sunday it rained. This week isn’t looking much … Continue reading

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Searching for the Lincoln Highway

The Lincoln Highway was officially dedicated in 1913 by the Lincoln Highway Association as the nation’s first transcontinental highway. It was mostly a marketing maneuver designed to get folks out in their cars but anywhere west of the Mississippi River … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway

For many years I have traveled over Donner Summit in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with all the other racers to get to points east or west without much thought about the country I was traveling through. Sometimes I would take … Continue reading

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