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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

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...

September 27, 2018

On Saturday, August 25, 2018 the Nevada Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association explored the 1928 alignment of the Lincoln Highway along Old Clear Creek Road from Carson City to just below the Spooner Summit. The tour was planned, organized and led by Janette Bloom...

August 21, 2018

Acquired by the Nevada Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association in 2016, the 1928 concrete marker is being prepared for installation and display in Reno along East 4th Street (old alignment of the Lincoln Highway becoming US 40).  Tom and Connie Davis volunteered to...

August 2, 2018

The Nevada Department of Transportation announced that U.S. 50 across the state has been designated as Nevada’s first official U.S. Bicycle Route, joining the world’s largest network of national bike routes and expanding tourism and long-term economic potential for loc...

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