Lincoln Highway defined Wyoming

 


Besides ending the Civil War, freeing the slaves and launching a national railway, President Abraham Lincoln also thought it important to have a designated highway crossing the country from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.

And although Wyoming would not become a state for another 25 years, that road has crossed from one of our borders to the other for the past 151 years.

From the 1860s to the 1930s, it was often known simply as “Lincoln’s Road.”

The highway did not handle automobiles until some 50-plus years later. With most of the population of America living east of the Mis...



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