32 Packard and the Virginian Hotel Lincoln and Joy Monuments Fort Bridger Trading Post Ames Monument

The nation’s first transcontinental automobile road, the Lincoln Highway, was routed across southern Wyoming in 1913. The Lincoln Highway stretched over 3,000 miles connecting New York City and San Francisco. It was a private enterprise, created, established and financed by early automobile manufacturers and enthusiasts as the focal point of a growing national “good roads” movement. The Lincoln Highway, a most successful venture, would become US 30 in 1928 and evolve into I-80 in the 1950s.

The Lincoln Highway was the birthplace of automobile tourism. Historic sites and attractions relating to those adventure-filled days on the frontier of passenger car travel can still be found in Wyoming towns like Pine Bluffs, Cheyenne, Laramie, Medicine Bow, Rawlins, Wamsutter, Rock Springs, Green River, Lyman, Fort Bridger and Evanston. Lincoln Highway information is available throughout this Tracks Across Wyoming web site. Tracks Across Wyoming serves as the Wyoming Chapter of the national Lincoln Highway Association.

Official Lincoln Highway Association Site

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