Lincoln Memorial on Interstate 80, WY Photos
Abraham Lincoln Memorial (1959) by Robert I. Russin sits overlooking I-80, a pass which served the former Lincoln Highway, at about N41° 14.225' W105° 26.158'. The Lincoln Highway was conceived in the 1930s to encourage Americans to tour their country by automobile from coast to coast. For much of the route it followed the former Oregon & California trails, used for the vast Westward wagon migration of Americans in the 1840s -60s which transpired until the coming of the Union Pacific, which also follows this route.
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|Abraham Lincoln Memorial (1959) by Robert I. Russin sits overlooking I-80 at about N41° 14.225' W105° 26.158'. WY.||Detail of sculpted head of Abraham Lincoln overlooking pass that over time carried California Trail, Pony Express, Union Pacific transcontinental railroad, Lincoln Highway & I-80. WY.||Lincoln Highway monument (1938) in memory of Henry B. Joy. WY.||Detail of Lincoln Highway monument sculpted with scenes of American transport history. WY.|
|I-80 near Summit seen from Abraham Lincoln Memorial. WY.||Model for Abraham Lincoln monument on the Lincoln Highway at Wyoming State Capitol. Cheyenne, WY.|
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