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Carson City, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Lincoln Highway

First Marked Coast to Coast Federal Highway

 
 
Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2014
1. Lincoln Highway Marker
Inscription.  
Now:
U.S. 50 • San Francisco to Salt Lake City
U.S. 30 • Salt Lake City to Philadelphia
U.S. 1 • Philadelphia to New York City

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Lincoln Highway series list.
 
Location. 39° 10.036′ N, 119° 46.028′ W. Marker is in Carson City, Nevada. Marker is at the intersection of North Carson Street (Lincoln Highway) (Business U.S. 395) and West Robinson Street, on the left when traveling north on North Carson Street (Lincoln Highway). Marker is located beside the sidewalk at the northwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 North Carson Street, Carson City NV 89701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The United States Mint Carson City, Nevada (a few steps from this marker); "Pony" Bob Haslam (a few steps from this marker); Nevada Pony Express Centennial Reenactment Riders Monument (a few steps from this marker); The United States Mint at Carson City, Nevada
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (within shouting distance of this marker); Pony Express Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Federal Government Building (1888-1970) (about 400 feet away); V & T, 1869-1950 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carson City.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque mounted at ground-level on a short pedestal at the base of the old Lincoln Highway milepost.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Lincoln Highway in Nevada. This website is maintained by the Nevada Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association. It serves as a depository for information on the Lincoln Highway in Nevada – its history, route locations, sights along the roadway, resources, members and chapter news. (Submitted on January 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Lincoln Highway. The Lincoln Highway was one of the earliest transcontinental highways for automobiles across the United States of America. Conceived in 1912 by Indiana entrepreneur
Lincoln Highway Marker (<i>wide view; Carson City Mint / Nevada State Museum in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2014
2. Lincoln Highway Marker (wide view; Carson City Mint / Nevada State Museum in background)
Carl G. Fisher, and formally dedicated October 31, 1913, the Lincoln Highway ran coast-to-coast from Times Square in New York City west to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. (Submitted on January 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Pony Express Centennial Medallion (<i>located beside marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 27, 2014
3. Pony Express Centennial Medallion (located beside marker)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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