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Lincoln Highway pics from a 1921 road trip

May 10, 2010

Mike Auran of San Jose, California, sent a couple photos and a story:

In June 1921 my grandparents along with their fathers and my mother, age 3, left Alameda, CA, and followed the Lincoln Highway as far East as Ohio before turning off to Zanesville, Washington DC, and Mt Vernon. Turning north they went to New York City and followed the Hudson to Canada, crossing back into the U.S. at Niagara Falls. They then visited family in Cincinnati and then rejoined the Lincoln as far as Denver, turned south to Colorado Springs and over the Rockies to the Colorado River, then Salt Lake and home. 9,000 miles in 3 months, made about 15 miles to a gallon. I have about 100 photos from the trip.

Mike wondered about the locations of these two photos. Can anyone identify the desert shot by the mountain range? Click images to see them larger!

The second is readily recognized by LH fans but I won’t say in case you like to guess.