Henry Bourne Joy and the Lincoln Highway
The old Lincoln Highway passed over the crest of the hill seen beyond the monument. This was the historic "Summit." the highest point on the original highway's 3,500-mile route from New york to San Francisco. The coast-to-coast highway existed as a private enterprise, managed by the Lincoln Highway Association and financed through memberships and donations from automobile and road building industries.
The Association lobbied state and federal governments to support road construction. In 1916, the federal government began granting matching funds to the states and the network of primitive dirt trails that made up the Lincoln Highway across Wyoming began to see some improvement. Much of the original Lincoln Highway evolved into US 30 in the 1920s and Interstate 80 in the 1950s.
The Henry B. Joy Monument was originally located at the site of one of his favorite camping spots beside the Lincoln Highway in Wyoming's Great Divide Basin west of Rawlins
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
Location. 41° 14.21′ N, 105° 26.149′ W. Marker is in Laramie, Wyoming, in Albany County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Interstate 80 and Wyoming Highway 210. Touch for map. Marker is in the Lincoln Monument Rest Stop. Marker is in this post office area: Laramie WY 82070, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Purple Heart Trail (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln (here, next to this marker); Telephone Canyon (here, next to this marker); Gateway to the Rockies (here, next to this marker); Ranching from the High Point (here, next to this marker); Henry B. Joy Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Sherman Cemetery (approx. 7.2 miles away); Ames Monument (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Laramie.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 795 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 14, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2. submitted on July 2, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 3, 4. submitted on September 14, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 5. submitted on July 2, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.