Lincoln Highway Photo Descriptions

This page contains an index of images provided in the Flash portions of the site with written descriptions.

1913 Tour Images

Images listed from East to West

  1. View of bladed and improved gravel road bordered by tall greasewood with the Cedar Mountains in distance.
  2. View of faint two-track dirt road somewhat overgrown by rabbit brush and grasses; Cedar Mountains in distance.
  3. View of incised but faint two-track dirt road overgrown with cheat grass; Round Top and Davis Mountain in distance.
  4. View of incised but faint road overgrown with thick cheat grass; road not readily visible; Round Top and Davis Mountain in distance.
  5. View of incised but faint two-track dirt road overgrown with cheat grass; Red Pine Mountain, Round Top, and Davis Mountain in distance.
  6. View of incised but faint two-track dirt road overgrown with bunch grasses and cheat grass; Dugway Main Gate to the southeast; Red Pine Mountain, Round Top, and Davis Mountain in distance.
  7. Faint remnants of a dirt road overgrown with low desert scrub- now on US Army Dugway Proving Ground lands; Round Top, and Davis Mountain in distance.
  8. Bladed and improved gravel road within a very sparsely vegetated landscape.
  9. Bladed and improved gravel road with a sparsely vegetated desert landscape; Little Davis Mountain in distance.
  10. Bladed and improved gravel road in a moderately vegetated desert landscape including sparse junipers; Little Granite Mountain in distance.
  11. Bladed and improved gravel road forking northwest with other gravel road forking south; bordered by desert brush and grasses; Little Granite Mountain in distance.
  12. View of bladed and improved gravel road heading south of Little Granite Mountain; Camels Back Ridge and the Dugway Range in distance.
  13. View of bladed and improved gravel road heading around of Little Granite Mountain; Camels Back Ridge in foreground and Granite Peak in distance; desert scrub and grasses along borders.
  14. Bladed and improved gravel road bordered by brush and grasses; Camels Back Ridge in foreground and Granite Peak and Deep Creek Range in far distance.
  15. Slightly overgrown two-track dirt road with greasewood along road; Camels Back Ridge in foreground and Granite Peak in distance.
  16. Faint two-track heavily overgrown with thick greasewood; Granite Peak in distance.
  17. Faint two-track heavily overgrown with thick greasewood; Ditto Area with buildings and tower in distance; Granite Peak in far distance.
  18. Faint two-track with overgrown with sparse greasewood; Approaching Ditto Area and Michael Army Airfield- Granite Peak in distance.
  19. Remnants of a dirt two-track road covered with light scrub brush; Granite Peak in distance.
  20. Remnants of bladed dirt road covered with light scrub brush; Granite Peak in distance.
  21. Remnants of faint bladed dirt road covered with light scrub brush; Granite Peak and Dugway Range in distance.
  22. Remnants of faint dirt road covered with scrub brush (greasewood and shadscale); Granite Peak and Dugway Range in distance; running parallel to Stark Road. 22b. Parallel route to other dirt road- (possible alternate track) seen as faint dirt road covered with scrub brush (greasewood and shadscale); Granite Peak and Dugway Range in distance; also running parallel to Stark Road.
  23. Very faint remains of dirt road covered with low scrub brush running parallel to Stark Road; Granite Peak and Dugway Range in distance.
  24. Very faint remains of dirt road covered with low scrub brush and greasewood; Granite Peak and Dugway Range in distance.
  25. Very faint remains of dirt road covered with low scrub brush; Granite Peak and Dugway Range in distance.
  26. Very faint remains of dirt road with moderate to heavy greasewood cover; Granite Peak and Dugway Range in distance.
  27. Very faint remains of dirt road with moderate to heavy greasewood cover; Granite Peak and Dugway Range in distance.
  28. Very faint remains of dirt road covered with heavy greasewood cover crossing under Lima Road; Granite Peak and Dugway Range in distance.
  29. Remains of dirt road with moderate to heavy greasewood cover; Granite Peak and Dugway Range in distance.
  30. Remains of dirt road with moderate desert scrub cover; Granite Peak and Dugway Range in distance.
  31. Faint remains of dirt road with moderate desert scrub cover; Granite Peak and Dugway Range in distance.
  32. Faint remains of dirt road with low desert scrub cover; Granite Peak and Sapphire Mountain in distance.
  33. Faint remains of dirt road with low desert scrub cover; Sapphire Mountain and Dugway Range in distance.
  34. Faint remains of two-track dirt road with low desert scrub cover; Sapphire Mountain and Dugway Range in distance.
  35. Two-track dirt road, with modern continued use with low desert scrub cover; Dugway Range and Fish Springs Range in distance.
  36. Two-track dirt road, with modern continued use bordered by low desert scrub; Dugway Range and Fish Springs Range in distance.
  37. Faint remains of two-track dirt road with low desert scrub cover; Fish Spring Range and Deep Creek Range in distance.
  38. Faint remains of two-track dirt road with low desert scrub cover; now leaving US Army Dugway Proving Ground lands; Dugway Range and Fish Springs Range in distance.
  39. Faint remains of two-track dirt road with low desert scrub cover; Dugway Range and Fish Springs Range in distance.
  40. Faint remains of incised two-track dirt road with low desert scrub cover; Dugway Range, Fish Springs Range, and Deep Creek Range in distance.
  41. Faint remains of two-track dirt road with salt grass cover rounding the west edge of the Dugway Range; Fish Springs Range and Deep Creek Range in distance.
  42. Deeply incised two-track dirt road lined by low desert scrub with grasses in road center; Fish Springs Range in distance. 42b. One of several other parallel alternate deeply incised routes running through area. 42c. Overview looking west of at least three of these parallel roads that are all incised but faint and overgrown; Deep Creek Range in distance.
  43. Remnants of a faint tow-track dirt road delineated by low greasewood; Dugway Range and Fish Springs Range in distance.
  44. Remnants of an incised two-track dirt road with moderate greasewood and low desert scrub cover; Fish Springs Range in distance.
  45. Faint remains of two-track dirt road with low desert scrub cover; Fish Springs Range in distance. 45b. Remnants of another parallel alternate route running through area with grass lining center of road; Fish Springs Range and storm clouds in distance.
  46. Dirt two-track road bordered by desert scrub brush; Fish Springs Range and storm clouds in distance. 46b. Remnants of another parallel alternate route running through area – now overgrown by low brush; hills and storm clouds in distance.
  47. Deeply incised two-track dirt road lined by low desert scrub; Approaching Fish Springs Range in distance.
  48. Faint but incised two-track dirt road with moderate brush cover; Fish Springs Range in near distance. 48b. Remnants of another parallel alternate route running through area – also an incised two-track dirt road overgrown by low brush. 48c. Remnants of another parallel alternate route running through area – also an incised two-track dirt road overgrown by low brush.
  49. Remains of two-track dirt road with low desert scrub cover; Fish Springs Range in distance. 49b. Faint remains of parallel alternate route running through area with moderate brush cover.
  50. Intersection of 1913 Route of Lincoln Highway (two-track dirt road) with Pony Express Route- now a wide improved and well-travelled gravel road; Fish Springs Range in near distance.

1919 Tour Images

Images listed from East to West

  1. View of bladed and improved gravel road bordered by tall greasewood with the Cedar Mountains in distance.
  2. View of faint two-track dirt road somewhat overgrown by rabbit brush and grasses; Cedar Mountains in distance.
  3. View of incised but faint two-track dirt road overgrown with cheat grass; Round Top and Davis Mountain in distance.
  4. View of incised but faint road overgrown with thick cheat grass; road not readily visible; Round Top and Davis Mountain in distance.
  5. View of incised but faint two-track dirt road overgrown with cheat grass; Red Pine Mountain, Round Top, and Davis Mountain in distance.
  6. View of incised but faint two-track dirt road overgrown with bunch grasses and cheat grass; Dugway Main Gate to the southeast; Red Pine Mountain, Round Top, and Davis Mountain in distance.
  7. Faint remnants of a dirt road overgrown with low desert scrub- now on US Army Dugway Proving Ground lands; Round Top, and Davis Mountain in distance.
  8. Bladed and improved gravel road within a very sparsely vegetated landscape.
  9. Bladed and improved gravel road with a sparsely vegetated desert landscape; Little Davis Mountain in distance.
  10. Bladed and improved gravel road in a moderately vegetated desert landscape including sparse junipers; Little Granite Mountain in distance.
  11. Bladed and improved gravel road forking northwest with other gravel road forking south; bordered by desert brush and grasses; Little Granite Mountain in distance.
  12. View of bladed and improved gravel road heading south of Little Granite Mountain; Camels Back Ridge and the Dugway Range in distance.
  13. View of bladed and improved gravel road heading around of Little Granite Mountain; Camels Back Ridge in foreground and Granite Peak in distance; desert scrub and grasses along borders.
  14. Bladed and improved gravel road bordered by brush and grasses; Camels Back Ridge in foreground and Granite Peak and Deep Creek Range in far distance.
  15. Slightly overgrown two-track dirt road with greasewood along road; Camels Back Ridge in foreground and Granite Peak in distance.
  16. Faint two-track heavily overgrown with thick greasewood; Granite Peak in distance.
  17. Faint two-track heavily overgrown with thick greasewood; Ditto Area with buildings and tower in distance; Granite Peak in far distance.
  18. Faint two-track with overgrown with sparse greasewood; Approaching Ditto Area and Michael Army Airfield- Granite Peak in distance.
  19. View north across faint two-track heavily overgrown with thick greasewood running from right to left across middle of picture (access restricted from airfield); Cedar Mountains in distance.
  20. Remnants of dirt road overgrown with thick greasewood at road center; Wig Mountain in distance.
  21. Remains of two-track dirt road slightly overgrown with low brush; Granite Peak in distance.
  22. Remnants of deflated dirt road bordered by moderate brush; Granite Peak in distance.
  23. Slightly incised two-track dirt road with moderate brush cover- just south of and parallel to Burns Road; Granite Peak in distance.
  24. Remnants of faint two-track overgrown with low desert scrub; Granite Peak in distance.
  25. Remains of overgrown dirt road delineated by lower vegetation; Granite Peak in distance.
  26. Remains of faint deflated two-track overgrown with low desert scrub; Granite Peak in distance.
  27. View of paved two lane Burns Road (now topping Lincoln Highway) bordered by lightdesert vegetation; Granite Peak in left background.
  28. View of paved two lane Burns Road (now topping Lincoln Highway) bordered by light desert vegetation; Granite Peak in left background.
  29. Remnant of deflated dirt road poking out from under the pavement of Burns Road to the south- bounded by greasewood and other desert scrub vegetation; Granite Peak in left background.
  30. View of improved and graveled Burns Road (topping Lincoln Highway) bordered by sparse vegetation; Granite Peak in left background.
  31. View of improved and graveled Burns Road (topping Lincoln Highway) bordered by sparse vegetation; Granite Peak in left background.
  32. View of improved and graveled Burns Road (topping Lincoln Highway) bordered by sparse vegetation; Granite Peak in left background.
  33. Remains of faint two-track overgrown with greasewood and low desert scrub; Granite Peak in near distance.
  34. Remains of faint two-track overgrown with low desert scrub; Granite Peak in near distance.
  35. Remains of faint two-track overgrown with low greasewood and desert scrub; Granite Peak in near distance.
  36. Remains of faint two-track overgrown with low greasewood and desert scrub; Granite Peak in near distance.
  37. Remnant of deflated dirt road poking out from under the shoulder of graveled Burns Road to the north- overgrown by greasewood and other desert scrub vegetation; north Granite Peak in left background.
  38. Very faint two-track road heavily overgrown with thick cheatgrass and sparse greasewood; north Granite Peak at left with rocky sharp vertical peaks.
  39. Remnant of overgrown dirt road poking out from under the right shoulder of paved Goodyear Road to the south- taller greasewood and other desert scrub vegetation at center of route; north Granite Peak to left and Deep Creek Range and Antelope Range in distance.
  40. Remnant of deflated/overgrown dirt road poking out from under the right shoulder of paved Goodyear Road to the south; north Granite Peakto left and Deep Creek Range in distance.
  41. Remnant of deflated/overgrown dirt road poking out from under the left shoulder of paved Goodyear Road to the north; Deep Creek Range in distance.
  42. Improved and graveled "Seiberling Section", now Goodyear Road running across a largely barren landscape of desolate mudflats; Deep Creek Range barely visible in far distance.
  43. Improved and graveled "Seiberling Section", now Goodyear Road running across a largely barren landscape of desolate mudflats; Deep Creek Range barely visible in far distance.
  44. Improved and graveled "Seiberling Section", now Goodyear Road running across a largely barren landscape of desolate mudflats; Deep Creek Range in far distance.
  45. Improved and graveled "Seiberling Section", now Goodyear Road running across a largely barren landscape of desolate mudflats; Deep Creek Range in distance.
  46. Improved and graveled "Seiberling Section", now Goodyear Road running across a largely barren landscape of desolate mudflats; Deep Creek Range in distance.
  47. Improved and graveled "Seiberling Section", now Goodyear Road running across a largely barren landscape of desolate mudflats; military structures seen in right middleground and Deep Creek Range in distance.
  48. Improved and graveled "Seiberling Section", now Goodyear Road running across a largely barren landscape of desolate mudflats; Deep Creek Range in distance.
  49. Improved and graveled "Seiberling Section", now Goodyear Road running across a largely barren landscape of desolate mudflats; Deep Creek Range in distance.
  50. Improved and graveled "Seiberling Section", now Goodyear Road running across a largely barren landscape of desolate mudflats; Deep Creek Range in distance.
  51. Improved and graveled "Seiberling Section", now Goodyear Road running across a largely barren landscape of desolate mudflats; Deep Creek Range in distance.
  52. Improved and graveled "Seiberling Section", now Goodyear Road running across a largely barren landscape of desolate mudflats; Deep Creek Range in distance.
  53. Improved and graveled "Seiberling Section", now Goodyear Road running across a largely barren landscape of desolate mudflats; Deep Creek Range in distance.
  54. Improved and graveled "Seiberling Section", now Goodyear Road running across a largely barren landscape of desolate mudflats; Deep Creek Range in distance.
  55. Improved and graveled "Seiberling Section", now Goodyear Road running across a largely barren landscape of desolate mudflats; Ochre Mountain and Deep Creek Range in distance.
  56. Improved and graveled "Seiberling Section", now Goodyear Road running across a largely barren landscape of desolate mudflats; Ochre Mountain and Deep Creek Range in distance.
  57. Improved and graveled "Seiberling Section", now Goodyear Road running across a largely barren landscape of desolate mudflats; Ochre Mountain and Deep Creek Range in distance.
  58. Improved and graveled "Seiberling Section", now Goodyear Road running across a largely barren landscape of desolate mudflats; approaching Black Point, Ochre Mountain and Deep Creek Range in distance.
  59. Forking gravel roads- right fork climbing Black Point, left fork wraps to the south around it; vegetation is sparse low desert scrub; Deep Creek Range in near distance.
  60. Improved and graveled road bordered by light brush; Ochre Mountain and Dutch mountain in near distance.
  61. Improved and graveled road at US Army Dugway Proving Ground west gate looking up road toward Gold Hill, UT and Nevada; Ochre Mountain in near distance.

Rephotography Images

lhc0288.jpg - caption: Historical (top): Accession No. lhc0288, ca. n.d. This photograph was taken along the combined1913/1919 routes northwest of what is now the Dugway Proving Ground main gate. It was taken looking southeast and shows a car and driver (arm raised). 2009 (bottom): This rephotograph was taken from a similar location and viewpoint. The LH is overgrown with vegetation but still visible in foreground.

lhc0599.jpg - caption: Historical (top): Accession No. lhc0599, ca. Sept. 1916. This photograph was taken along the combined1913/1919 routes south of Little Granite Mountain in September 1916. It was taken looking southwest towards Camels Back Ridge. 2009 (bottom): This rephotograph was taken from a similar location and viewpoint 93 years later. The LH is in continued use but is now graveled. The lone juniper is absent.

lhc0379.jpg - caption Historical (top): Accession No. lhc0379, ca. 1915. This photograph was taken north of the 1913 route ca. 1915. It was taken looking back southeast towards Camels Back Ridge. 2009 (bottom): This rephotograph was taken from a similar location and viewpoint 94 years later. The LH is not visible from here but it would have passed just to the south.

lhc0343.jpg - caption: Historical (top): Accession No. lhc0343, ca. n.d. This photograph was taken along the 1919 route. It was taken looking west towards Granite Peak. 2009 (bottom): This rephotograph was taken from a similar location and viewpoint. Although vegetated, the LH is visible just left of the berm of the new graveled road to the left. The low dune behind and left of the individuals (above) is still in place south of the new road.

lhc0318.jpg - caption: Historical (top): Accession No. lhc0318, ca. n.d. This photograph was taken along the 1919 route. It was taken looking west towards Granite Peak. 2009 (bottom): This rephotograph was taken from a similar location and viewpoint. Although vegetated, the LH remains visible and largely intact.

lhc0530.jpg - caption: Historical (top): Accession No. lhc0530, ca. 1923. This photograph was taken along the 1919 route ca. 1923. It was taken looking west towards the north end of Granite Peak. Note- figures atop knob (upper left) likely taking photo lhc0521. 2009 (bottom): This rephotograph was taken from a similar location and viewpoint 86 years later. Although vegetated, the LH is visible on the ground and while the sign post is not standing, a short length of metal post was relocated and aided in aligning the photo retake.

lhc0521.jpg - caption: Historical (top):Accession No. lhc0521, ca. 1923. This photograph was taken above the 1919 route ca. 1923. It was taken looking east towards the north end of Granite Peak from the knob pictured in lhc0530; cars pictured in lhc0530 shown in foreground. 2009 (bottom): This rephotograph was taken from a similar location and viewpoint. Although vegetated, the LH and side road to the spring are still somewhat visible on the ground today 86 years later.

lhc0305.jpg - caption: Historical (top): Accession No. lhc0305, ca. n.d. This photograph was taken along the 1919 route. It was taken looking west towards the north end of Granite Peak where the Fisher Lighthouse was to be erected. 2009 (bottom): This rephotograph was taken from a similar location and viewpoint. The juniper on the mountain slope remains after some 90 years.

lhc0322.jpg - caption: Historical (top): Accession No. lhc0322, ca. 1918. This photograph was taken up North Granite Canyon ca. 1918. It was taken looking west over the Utah State Prison construction camp towards the north end of Granite Peak. 2009 (bottom): This rephotograph was taken from a similar location and viewpoint 91 years later. Tent platforms are still visible on the ground and several pecked rock inscriptions provided a date for the original photograph.

lhc0324.jpg - caption: Historical (top): Accession No. lhc0324, ca. 1918. This photograph was taken up North Granite Canyon ca. 1918. It was taken looking west over the Utah State Prison construction camp towards the north end of Granite Peak. Red box shows extent of rephoto. 2009 (bottom): This rephotograph was taken from a similar location and viewpoint 91 years later. Tent platforms are still visible on the ground and several pecked rock inscriptions provided a date for the original photograph.

lhc0468.jpg - caption: Historical (top): Accession No. lhc0468, ca. Sept. 1920. This photograph was taken along the 1919 route in September 1920. It was taken looking east towards Granite Peak from the Goodyear Cuttoff/Seiberling Section. 2009 (bottom): This rephotograph was taken from a similar location and viewpoint 89 years later. This section of the LH has been improved and remains in use today by the U.S. military.

lhc0516.jpg - caption: Historical (top): Accession No. lhc0516, ca. 1922. This photograph was taken overlooking the 1919 Goodyear Cuttoff/Seiberling Section ca. 1922. It was taken near Black Point looking east towards Granite Peak. 2009 (bottom): This rephotograph was taken from a similar location and viewpoint 87 years later. This section of the LH has been improved and remains in use today by the U.S. military.

lhc0385.jpg - caption: Historical (top): Accession No. lhc0385, ca. n.d. This photograph was taken overlooking the 1919 Goodyear Cuttoff/Seiberling Section and Black Point construction camp in the early 1920s. It was taken looking east towards Granite Peak. Red box shows extent of rephoto. 2009 (bottom): This rephotograph was taken from a similar location and viewpoint some 90 years later. The construction camp is no longer in place but evidence of it’s existence remains (tent platforms, broken glass, metal fragments, and other artifacts).

lhc0387.jpg - caption: Historical (top): Accession No. lhc0387, ca. n.d. This photograph was taken overlooking the Black Point construction camp in the early 1920s. It was taken looking north. Red box shows extent of rephoto. 2009 (bottom): This rephotograph was taken from a similar location and viewpoint some 90 years later. The construction camp is no longer in place but evidence of it’s existence remains (tent platforms, broken glass, metal fragments, and other artifacts). The road to the camp is still visible to the left of the solar panel.

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