Tagged with Wyoming

Past LHA President Christopher Plummer

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Christopher Noel Plummer, a past president of the Lincoln Highway Association, died November 15, 2011, in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Christopher was born December 19, 1950 in Bedford, Pennsylvania. A memorial service will be held on Monday, November 28 at 11:00 am at the Bridger Valley Baptist … Continue reading

Virginian Hotel celebrates centennial

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Rawlins Daily Times ran a nice article about the centennial celebration at the famed Virginian Hotel along the Lincoln Highway (now US 30) in Medicine Bow, Wyoming. The celebration was part of Medicine Bow Days this past weekend, when the town’s population of fewer than … Continue reading

Fire levels Cheyenne’s Hitching Post Inn

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO A beloved Lincoln Highway landmark, the Hitching Post in Cheyenne, Wyoming, has been destroyed by fire. Various newspapers covered the fire and aftermath, including an initial story by the Caspar Star Tribune. This article in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle recalls some history: The Hitch, as it … Continue reading

Restored Black and Orange cabins dedicated

The Bridger Valley Pioneer reported on last Wednesday’s dedication of the restored Black and Orange Cabins in Fort Bridger, Wyoming. The motel along the Lincoln Highway dates to the 1930s. Many Lincoln Highway fans visited the unrestored cabins at the 2008 LHA Evanston conference. The cabins, with carports, were an extension of the Rocheford Hotel … Continue reading

A word from Wyoming on windfarms

Former LHA president Randy Wagner always makes clear his opposition to windfarms and their impact on the view along Western roads like the Lincoln Highway, so as an Easterner, I asked him to explain. Below is his response. Windfarms are destroying the natural Western landscape and are bringing to an end the wide open spaces … Continue reading

Lincoln Highway is a hit … times 100,000

The odometer on this blog just rolled 100,000 hits. Launched in October 2007, the purpose remains to keep readers and myself informed and entertained. For your enjoyment, here’s a view from Wyoming of Hostler’s General Store, and a Muffler Man-turned-Jack Hammer at the minor league Silver Cross Field between the original Lincoln Highway and the … Continue reading

12 days of blogging the Lincoln Highway out west

Photographers Eric Mencher and his wife Kass have been photographing the Lincoln Highway since 1997. Eric is staff photographer at The Philadelphia Inquirer. They began with Pennsylvania and last year completed the entire length from coast to coast. They’ve just begun another two-week trip that will take them from Wyoming into Utah and Nevada. You … Continue reading

Medicine Bow Wyoming to celebrate centennial

Medicine Bow, along a beautiful stretch of the Lincoln Highway in eastern Wyoming, will celebrate its centennial this summer with a weekend celebration. The town is best known for its Virginian Hotel, named for the Owen Wister  novel The Virginian. Wister wrote the western while in town and the hotel/saloon was built shortly after. This … Continue reading

Wind farm could impact Lincoln Highway in Wyo

The Rawlins Daily Times reported on a controversial wind farm planned near Hanna, a small town along the beautifully rural Medicine Bow loop of the Lincoln Highway in east-central, Wyoming. The story was then examined by CBS-4 in Denver: The Medicine Bow Conservation District and the Hanna Historical Society asked Horizon Wind Energy not to … Continue reading

WY ranch may house turbines, garbage, golf

The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reports that a huge stretch of land west of Cheyenne that includes traces of the Lincoln Highway is being considered for a multitude of projects, from a wind farm to a landfill to a golf course. The Belvoir Ranch has long included the paths of westward travel, from overland immigrants to fiber … Continue reading

Early Ford V-8s arrive at LH’s Western Terminus

George Garrett and Tom Shields, driving their 1930s Fords across the US on the Lincoln Highway, have reached the Western Terminus in San Francisco. Including some detours to car shows and museum, they traveled 4,446 miles in 20 days (not counting their biggest detour to Detroit). That’s about 222 miles per day. George says they … Continue reading

Lincoln artist interred with sculpture in Wyoming

The Laramie Boomerang reports that the ashes of sculptor Robert Russin and his wife Adele have been interred at the monument he created in 1959 to honor Lincoln’s 150th birthday. Its location in eastern Wyoming marked the highest point on the transcontinental Lincoln Highway: 8,835 feet. In 1969, the monument was moved to the nearby … Continue reading

Some conference tour pics from the Piaggio guys

As Buddy and Bob (traveling the Lincoln Highway on their Piaggio cycles) crossed paths with the LHA conference tour in Wyoming, they snapped some nice pics: About 10 miles east of Evanston, site of the conference. New LHA board member Jerry Peppers, center. Sunset Motel, Evanston, awaiting restoration. Meeting the PBS crew, also traveling the … Continue reading

2008 LHA conference in Evanston – days 2 & 3

Day 2 of the Lincoln Highway Association conference featured a tour westward into Utah. Here are some scenes from LHA President Jan Shupert-Arick: Gas station at Echo. Summit Mercantile and Furniture Company, Coalville. Studebaker Champion in jumkyard at Castle Rock. Wayne Pump (manufactured in Fort Wayne, IN) next to Pony Express Service Station/junkyard at Castle … Continue reading

LH bridges the difference in rising gas prices

An AP article reports that rising gas prices this past weekend ranged from $3.39 to $3.95 per gallon — and that the two extremes were both along the Lincoln Highway. The national average price for regular gasoline rose 15 cents in the previous two weeks to $3.62 a gallon according to the Lundberg Survey of … Continue reading