Lincoln Highway trip part 3, the pictures

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leopard

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Jul 13, 1998, 3:00:00 AM7/13/98
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This coincides with several posts made about pictures, web sites, and me
made since I've been back. I'll list what I took by state and any
interested party can e-mail me personally and I'll scan those selected
pictures and e-mail them out (just give me a couple of days though, please.)

Ohio
Old right of way of US 30 east of Williamstown (looking east)
Old right of way of US 30 east of Williamstown (looking west, road closed
sign for a decreaped bridge)
Lincoln Highway sign (looks just like the opening page of the Lincoln
highway web page) looking west (side note - this is at intersection of
Lincoln and Dixie Hy., thou no picture confirming this)
Highway crossroad sign with Lincoln and West St. Both are black on white
Business Route 30 sign with Lincoln highway sign underneath it
Ohio welcome arch on I-70 looking east (towards Ohio)

Indiana
Indianapolis speedway pictures - I'd imagine no interest here >:-)

Illinois
Lincoln Highway sign painted on telephone pole (sort of fuzzy, would need
enhancement)
Lincoln Highway sign painted on telephone pole (fairly distant, can only
make out colors)
Lincoln highway banner (similar to L.H. signs except they are blue, red,
white (for text), red blue)
US 30 drawbridge over Illinois River at Juliet (fuzzy from camera moving,
would need enhancement)
Lincoln Highway and Route 66 (all red except the white US shield) banners in
Plainfield
Looking north from a Mississippi riverbend viewing post south of I-80 (north
of Quad cities)(2 pictures)
Side view of I-74 bridge over Illinois River in Peoria
Front view (just underneath to be exact) of I-74 bridge over Illinois River
in Peoria

Iowa
US 30 suspension bridge and railroad truss bridge over Mississippi River
(with faux lighthouse in foreground) along riverbank (far right side of
picture was overexposed and didn't come out)
Several riverboat pictures, if anyone cares
Sinclair gas sign (from a very current and operating station)
Lincoln Highway banner with something (can't make out) Main Street USA above
and below the L.H. Sign
Two propeller (wind turbines?) in the distance with a soybean field in
front.
The retrograding of US 30 :-), actually looking east on US 30 at the dirt
grading for widening the highway (allot of dirt with guide wires showing the
sides of the road with a road closed sign on it)
Looking west on US 30 at the same thing mentioned in the statement above.
Sign welcoming, "Your Bank Americard here," at a restaurant.
Exit sign for US 169 (noting the *font* and black outline around the
shield.).
fuzzy picture of a I-80 milemarker, with a interstate 80 shield on top of
the milemarker.
(better picture) of a I-80 milemarker, with a interstate 80 shield on top of
the milemarker.
3 pictures of I-80 bridge over Mississippi river with US 61 in the
foreground.

Nebraska
Picture of a Nebraska road surface (not as red/pink as it appeared in
person)
2 pictures of crops with some trees (IOW vast nothing).
2 pictures of the overhead Cozad 100th Meridian sign.
Replica of old-time US route shield (US 83) in North Platte (it has the
black background on it).
3 pictures of the North Platte grain silo (with the Union Pacific tracks and
a train in front of it).
Clay cliffs and hills of Western Nebraska along I-80 (with a exit sign for
Neb. 19 in the far right)
Sign for Junction with I-80 (on I-76)
End sign for I-76 with the directions for I-80
Picture of the Platte River
Plaque for the Great Platte River Road
Plaque for Big Springs

Wyoming
Picture of a expansive Electric substation
Picture of vast nothingest (actually I think it's a valley), south of I-80,
east of Cheyanne (towards Denver)
3 pictures of a distant Plateau (in eastern Wyoming, north of I-80).
Soft clay/soil cliffs north of I-80 (between Cheyenne & Laramie).
Picture of (in order) Union Pacific track, Old Lincoln Highway, I-80.
Rock cuts on the north side of I-80, east of Laramie.
2 pictures showing many miles of I-80 heading west
A very distant Plateau surround by flat land (makes it stick out like a sore
thumb).
2 distant pictures of the Medicine Bow propellers (I'm sure Andy Field knows
they're actually called)
Truss bridge, on the north side of I-80, a Lincoln Highway bridge (over the
North Platte?)?
2 pictures of US 30 & 287 looking east back towards Laramie (just east of
Bosler?).
2 pictures of some rock hills (lack of vegetation, just splotches of trees)
Line of building clouds over flat land (with some heavy duty power lines and
towers in the foreground)
Distant group of snow cover mountains (Laramie Mts. or were they clouds?)
Parking area with a no parking sign on the right side of it.
Picture of a mountain with bleacher type snow fence in the foreground.
Elk mountain (the snow on top of it gives it away) from US 30 (west of
Medicine Bow).
5 pictures of Elk mountain from I-80 (from the west, north, and east side of
it)
Interesting rock cliff formations (slightly fuzzy)
Lone brickhouse (either a schoolhouse or for the Union Pac.) on southside of
I-80

If any of these picture summaries interest you for your website (or any
other ideas you want to try out), you can reach me at bt...@bright.net .

SJG - sorry it took forever to complete this :-(


Andrew Field

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Jul 13, 1998, 3:00:00 AM7/13/98
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leopard wrote:

> Wyoming
>
> Picture of a expansive Electric substation
> Picture of vast nothingest (actually I think it's a valley), south of I-80,
> east of Cheyanne (towards Denver)

Hey, this is high production cropland :-) Actually, a telling picture
is on Dale Sanderson's page (accessible from my site). There is a
picture there of the tri-state corner of Nebraska, Colorado, and
Wyoming. Landowners in Colorado and Nebraska have nothing planted
there, while the Wyoming farmer has crops growing right against the
State Line. The soil here is not as good for farming as it is further
east, but it's better than the Red Desert!

> 3 pictures of a distant Plateau (in eastern Wyoming, north of I-80).

Not sure what this is. Was it before or after Cheyenne? How far away
was it?

> Soft clay/soil cliffs north of I-80 (between Cheyenne & Laramie).
> Picture of (in order) Union Pacific track, Old Lincoln Highway, I-80.
> Rock cuts on the north side of I-80, east of Laramie.

Probably Telephone Canyon.

> 2 pictures showing many miles of I-80 heading west

Did you take old US 30 between Pine Bluffs and Cheyenne? It is much
more indirect, and connects the small agricultural towns such as Archer
and Burns. I am not even sure if the original road is still paved.

> A very distant Plateau surround by flat land (makes it stick out like a sore
> thumb).

Where is this?

> 2 distant pictures of the Medicine Bow propellers (I'm sure Andy Field knows
> they're actually called)

I'm not sure of the exact name, but they are windmills that generate
electricity. There's an interesting story behind those windmills that I
can't remember clearly right now, but I will look in my Wyo history book
and see if there's something about that in there.

> Truss bridge, on the north side of I-80, a Lincoln Highway bridge (over the
> North Platte?)?

I have a picture of this on my site, courtesy of Mike Ballard. Was the
bridge near a rest area exit between Rawlins and Walcott Junction? I
would like to see what perspective you had on the bridge.

> 2 pictures of US 30 & 287 looking east back towards Laramie (just east of
> Bosler?).

Wow, you remembered the name Bosler. I'm impressed!

> 2 pictures of some rock hills (lack of vegetation, just splotches of trees)

Maybe Pine Bluffs? Or any of the hills surrounding the Red Desert
basin?

> Line of building clouds over flat land (with some heavy duty power lines and
> towers in the foreground)

Pretty common scene in Wyoming.

> Distant group of snow cover mountains (Laramie Mts. or were they clouds?)
> Parking area with a no parking sign on the right side of it.
> Picture of a mountain with bleacher type snow fence in the foreground.
> Elk mountain (the snow on top of it gives it away) from US 30 (west of
> Medicine Bow).
> 5 pictures of Elk mountain from I-80 (from the west, north, and east side of
> it)

Cool. I have no pictures of this, yet it defines the drive on I-80
between Laramie and Walcott.

> Interesting rock cliff formations (slightly fuzzy)
> Lone brickhouse (either a schoolhouse or for the Union Pac.) on southside of
> I-80

I believe this is related in some way to the communications along the
railroad -- some sort of telephone transformer or something like that.
Anyone else have any ideas? They are fairly evenly spaced along the
railroad. When I lived in Green River, Wyoming, I remember one
subdivision of that town had a plot of land that had one of these brick
buildings rather than a normal house! Pretty weird.

Sandor, I am very interested in all of your Wyoming pictures -- I would
post them on the I-80 Photo Guide, which is notably deficient in photos
from Southeastern Wyoming.

Please email me back and I'll provide you with a different email address
to which you can send these pictures. I would be happy to create a page
for your Nebraska pictures too, since there is no one out there with a
Nebraska highway list (and no, I am not planning on developing one
either!)

Regards,
Andy

The Josheyn Knight

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leopard <bt...@bright.net> wrote in article
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> This coincides with several posts made about pictures, web sites, and me
> made since I've been back. I'll list what I took by state and any
> interested party can e-mail me personally and I'll scan those selected
> pictures and e-mail them out (just give me a couple of days though,
please.)

> Illinois
> Lincoln Highway sign painted on telephone pole (sort of fuzzy, would need
> enhancement)
> Lincoln Highway sign painted on telephone pole (fairly distant, can only
> make out colors)
> Lincoln highway banner (similar to L.H. signs except they are blue, red,
> white (for text), red blue)
> US 30 drawbridge over Illinois River at Juliet (fuzzy from camera moving,
> would need enhancement)
> Lincoln Highway and Route 66 (all red except the white US shield) banners
in
> Plainfield
> Looking north from a Mississippi riverbend viewing post south of I-80
(north
> of Quad cities)(2 pictures)
> Side view of I-74 bridge over Illinois River in Peoria
> Front view (just underneath to be exact) of I-74 bridge over Illinois
River
> in Peoria

The two I-74 photos would suit me just fine! :)

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H.B. Elkins

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"leopard" <bt...@bright.net> wrote:

>This coincides with several posts made about pictures, web sites, and me
>made since I've been back. I'll list what I took by state and any
>interested party can e-mail me personally and I'll scan those selected
>pictures and e-mail them out (just give me a couple of days though, please.)

I'd like the following:

>Ohio


>Business Route 30 sign with Lincoln highway sign underneath it
>Ohio welcome arch on I-70 looking east (towards Ohio)


>Indiana
>Indianapolis speedway pictures - I'd imagine no interest here >:-)

I don't want the speedway photo .. but I have no interest in it unless
it's a certain Saturday in August. ;-) I'm not into the pointy cars...


>Iowa


>Exit sign for US 169 (noting the *font* and black outline around the
>shield.).
>fuzzy picture of a I-80 milemarker, with a interstate 80 shield on top of
>the milemarker.
>(better picture) of a I-80 milemarker, with a interstate 80 shield on top of
>the milemarker.

>Nebraska


>Replica of old-time US route shield (US 83) in North Platte (it has the
>black background on it).

>Sign for Junction with I-80 (on I-76)
>End sign for I-76 with the directions for I-80

Thanks!

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Mike Crain

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I'd like the following pics if it isn't too much trouble. please Send to
mic...@erinet.com


: Ohio
: Old right of way of US 30 east of Williamstown (looking west, road closed


: sign for a decreaped bridge)
: Lincoln Highway sign (looks just like the opening page of the Lincoln
: highway web page) looking west (side note - this is at intersection of
: Lincoln and Dixie Hy., thou no picture confirming this)
: Highway crossroad sign with Lincoln and West St. Both are black on white
: Business Route 30 sign with Lincoln highway sign underneath it

: Illinois
: Lincoln Highway and Route 66 (all red except the white US shield) banners
in
: Plainfield
:
: Iowa
: US 30 suspension
: Exit sign for US 169 (noting the *font* and black outline around the
: shield.).


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