The fifth book in an ongoing state-by-state series on the Lincoln Highway is now in print, and at 302 pages it is the largest yet. There are 165 photos, most of them snapshots of the Lincoln Highway as it appeared in the 1920s, and some were taken during the extensive research trips of 2003. There are 208 full-page map panels. The book measures 8½ x 11 inches, available in hardcover only.
The text includes a complete driving guide, telling the traveler how to follow the historic road wherever it can be reached safely with the family car. It also offers historical vignettes on the history of the highway as it crosses the Silver State on "the loneliest road in America," US 50. There are quotes from early travelersAlice Ramsey, Bellamy Partridge, Effie Gladding, and others. One of the most interesting segments is Jess Petersens explanation of his methodology in locating traces of the early Lincoln Highway.
The Lincoln Highway splits west of Fallon, with the Truckee Branch proceeding through Reno and into California over Donner Pass. The Pioneer Branch proceeds through Dayton and Carson City, to take one of the most beautiful mountain roads in America over the Sierra Nevada to Lake Tahoe.
by Gregory M. Franzwa and Jesse G. Petersen
302 pages, hardbound
The Lincoln Highway: Nevada
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