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Near Fernley in Lyon County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

America's First Transcontinental Highway

 
 
America's First Transcontinental Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2011
1. America's First Transcontinental Highway Marker
Inscription.  The Lincoln Highway was conceived and promoted by industrialists who were determined to act on the concept of creating one transcontinental highway from amongst the various and fragmented paths, trails and city streets. The LH (1913 -1927) brought notoriety and some prosperity to rural Nevada towns along its path.

Farm District Road from Fernley toward Hazen was incorporated into the Lincoln Highway. The LH served until the Federal Highway System was developed and continued to be promoted by the towns along its route through the 1930's. Dedicated May 11, 2002 Nevada-Sierra Chapter, Lincoln Highway Association Chief Truckee, Snowshoe Thompson & Julia C. Bulette Chpts. E Clampus Vitus Fernley Preservation Society
 
Erected 2002 by Nevada-Sierra Chapter, Lincoln Highway Association, Julia C. Bulette Chapter E Clampus Vitus and Fernley Preservation Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the Lincoln Highway series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 11, 1861.
 
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39° 35.556′ N, 119° 13.611′ W. Marker is near Fernley, Nevada, in Lyon County. Marker is on Farm District Road, 0.6 miles south of Farm District Road (Alternate U.S. 50), on the left when traveling south. Immediately east of the Cottonwood Elementary School driveway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 924 Farm District Rd, Fernley NV 89408, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rush to the River (approx. 1.1 miles away); Wadsworth (approx. 3.8 miles away); The First Drink of Cold Water (approx. 5.9 miles away); The Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway (approx. 5.9 miles away); Olinghouse (approx. 5.9 miles away); Truckee Trail - River Crossings (approx. 5.9 miles away); Hazen (approx. 9.7 miles away); Lahontan Dam (approx. 12.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This is an extremely narrow pullout on the east side of Farm District Road. Stay aware of traffic on the road and pulling out of the elementary school across the road.
 
Also see . . .  Lincoln Highway Wikipedia Link. A first door opening to the interesting history of the Lincoln Highway, historically marked across the United States. (Submitted on August 22, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 
 
America's First Transcontinental Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2011
2. America's First Transcontinental Highway Marker
The Lincoln Highway in the Twenty First Century image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2011
3. The Lincoln Highway in the Twenty First Century
Looking north from the marker, Farm District Road.
America's First Transcontinental Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2011
4. America's First Transcontinental Highway Marker
Looking East from the Fernley Farm District Road Lincoln Highway Marker - The blue arrows on the top of the marker pointing south, and north, make it stand out.
America's First Transcontinental Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2011
5. America's First Transcontinental Highway Marker
Looking south from the marker on Farm District Road.
Looking West from the Fernley America's First Transcontinental Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Chris English, August 14, 2011
6. Looking West from the Fernley America's First Transcontinental Highway Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,062 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 22, 2011, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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