Lincoln Hwy’s “Man from Utah” Rollin Southwell



Long-time Lincoln Highway advocate Rollin Southwell passed away suddenly on Sunday while in Iowa. Among the many contributions of “The Man from Utah” to Lincoln Highway history, preservation, and promotion was the conception and creation of a monument to Carl Fisher in central Utah.

Rollin’s family has planned a service for Monday, April 1, 2013, 11 am at the Twenty-Seventh East Ward, 185 North P Street (corner of 4th Ave), Salt Lake City. In lieu of flowers, Marie Southwell, Elizabeth Southwell, and Robert Southwell ask that donations be directed to the Utah State Historical Society in honor of Rollin’s love for historical research, particularly the history of the Lincoln Highway.

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3 Responses to “Lincoln Hwy’s “Man from Utah” Rollin Southwell”

  1. DennyG Says:

    A sad surprise. He certainly put some effort into the Fisher monument and the pride he felt was well deserved.

  2. Cecelia Otto (@Am_Songline) Says:

    Even though I’ve only been to a couple LHA conferences, he always went out of his way to say hi to me and that meant a lot to me. I had hoped to have time to meet more with him when I was out in Utah this year, but I will make sure to do a special post on him and the Fisher Monument this summer when I’m out there.

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