Welcome to 100 years of the Lincoln Highway!
The Lincoln Highway is 100 years old this year!
Visit this website often for special event updates and ongoing anniversary activities. The following Nevada towns are scattered along the old Lincoln Highway and each one has a story to tell: Wendover, Ely, Eureka, Fallon, Fernley, Dayton, Reno, and South Lake Tahoe. And don't forget to visit historic sites like Schellbourne, Grimes Point, Tallac, and Kings Canyon Road.
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The Lincoln Highway Association favored the route south of Wendover between Dugway and Gold Hill as a cutoff across the Great Salt Flats. This route became known as the Goodyear Cutoff due to a donation by the Goodyear Tire Company.
The Loneliest Road in America is also one of the oldest highways in Nevada. Labeled the Loneliest Road by a journalist some 20 years ago, it was also the route of the Lincoln Highway.
In 1921 the Nevada State Legislature created a branch of the Lincoln Highway from Fallon (Leeteville Fork) to Carson via Dayton and Lahontan Dam. The approved funding to build a road along that section of the route.