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Love to explore the great Nevada outdoors?  Excited about discovering old trailways and byways?  Do once vibrant but now abandoned pioneer settlements stimulate your interest?   Then you will be in great company with folks like us with much love for transportation, local and state history. 

 

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The Lincoln Highway

In Nevada

Nevada Chapter of The Lincoln Highway Association

This website is maintained by the Nevada Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association. It serves as a depository for information on the Lincoln Highway in Nevada – its history, route locations, sights along the roadway, resources, members and chapter news.

Home page image:  Lincoln Highway mural, 315 Spokane Street at East 4th Street, Reno, Nevada.  Muralist:  Joe C. Rock, 2014.  Photo by Brian Suen

For more information about the national organization visit:   www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org

March 6, 2020

A presentation by Trey Pitsenberger, June 6th at 2:00 pm, Sparks Heritage Museum.  See EVENTS for further details.  T.C. Wohlbrück was a photographer who arrived in California in 1912 from Massachusetts after getting a divorce in Reno. While traveling around the state...

February 6, 2020

Join the Lincoln Highway Association and the Sparks Heritage Museum for a presentation by Kimberly Roberts of the University of Nevada, Reno’s Special Collections Department.  See the announcement in Events.

January 25, 2020

The next time you are traveling near Sacramento, venture into the Old Town river front area and visit the California Automobile Museum at 2200 Front Street.   Among the displays of over 150 classic cars is a tribute to the Lincoln Highway.  The diorama depicts a Ford M...

The Lincoln Highway project will bring together businesses and residents of East 4th Street in a community process to create a sense of social cohesion, safety, and identity. This two-year community engagement process will explore cultural district development, the his...

September 24, 2019

Jim Bonar's presentation about the 1919 Military Convoy on the Lincoln Highway on September 7, 2019 was photographed by Janette Bloom.

September 24, 2019

The Nevada Chapter's Lincoln Highway concrete marker installed at The Depot Brewery, East 4th Street, Reno in October 2018 has been adorned with a new informational plaque. The plaque is secured to a concrete base designed and built by Tom Davis. Mike Mooney assisted T...

July 4, 2019

In 1913, the Lincoln Highway was born as one of the earliest transcontinental highways across the US, running right through Reno. In 1974, it was decommissioned and led to vacant properties and illicit activity. The early 2000s saw the birth of an East 4th Street renai...

January 1, 2019

Jim Bonar, Nevada State Director of the Lincoln Highway Association, will give a presentation of the Lincoln Highway across America. The Lincoln Highway Association was responsible for the mapping and definition of the first transcontinental highway across the country...

On October 22, 2018, Tom and Connie Davis with the help of Jose Dominguez and Scott Learey, installed the original 1926 Lincoln Highway marker on historic 4th Street (the old Lincoln Highway then US 40 route).  The marker was acquire by the Nevada Chapter of the Lincol...

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