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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – A Day Trip from Salt Lake City

Let’s take a day trip from Salt Lake City and visit some of the sites of the 1913 route and the 1919 shortcut. Remember that the object of the Lincoln Highway Association was to bypass the long route around the … 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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