Map Points of Interest – California to Nebraska
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco)
Construction began on January 5, 1933, and opened on May 27, 1937, $1.3 million under budget.
California State Railroad Museum (Sacramento)
First opened to the public in 1976 and now has 21 meticulously restored locomotives and cars in its 100,000 square feet complex.
Altamont Pass Wind Farm (Altamont Pass)
Started in 1970s, it now has 5,000 windmills – the largest collection of windmills in the world.
Last Link of Transcontinental Railroad (San Joaquin)
Bridge over San Joaquin River completed the railroad, and the first train crossed the bridge on September 8, 1869.
Mormon Tavern, Pony Express Station (Clarksville)
Established in 1849 by a Mormon named Morgan. By 1860, it served as an early relay station for the C.O.C.& P.P. Express Co. (Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company).
Donner Memorial Bridge (Donner Pass, Truckee)
AKA Rainbow Bridge was built in 1926 and was unique due to its rise in elevation (from east to west) and being curved.
Great Stage Coach Robbery (Bullion Bend)
Location of the 1864 robbery of silver bullion from the Virginia City mines.
Horsetail Falls (Lake Tahoe)
790 feet high and is created by Pyramid Creek flowing down the steep glacier-carved granite faces.
National Automobile Association (Reno)
220 cars on display, including the 1907 Thomas Flyer that won the New York to Paris "Great Race.”
Lahontan Dam (Carson Desert)
Completed in 1915 and was then the largest earth-fill dam in the U.S.
Stokes Castle (Austin)
Built in 1896 by Anson Phelps Stokes after a tower he had seen in Roman Campagna, Italy.
Liberty Pit (Ruth)
One of the world’s largest open-pit copper mines.
Bonneville Salt Flats Speedway (Bonneville Salt Flats)
Site of record-breaking runs for the Subaru Justy. The Justy currently holds the land speed record for its class. In fact, the car first set the record in 1988 and then returned in 1989 to break it again.
Kennecott Copper Smelting Plant Smokestack (Magna)
The smokestack is 1215 feet tall and 120 feet around and is the tallest free-standing structure west of the Mississippi River and the fourth tallest smokestack in the world.
Fossil Cabin (Medicine Bow)
Built in 1933 out of dinosaur bones by Thomas Boylan.
Summit Tavern (Sherman Hill)
At 8,835 feet, it is the highest point on the Lincoln Highway.
Ames Monument (Albany County)
Built in 1882 by Union Pacific Railroad and designed by architect H.H. Richardson.
Big Boy Steam Engine
Old Number 4004 is one of eight Big Boys on display (Holliday Park) in the country.
Wyoming's oldest steam engine, 1241, is at Cheyenne Botanic Gardens in Lions Park.
The Cheyenne Depot Museum was donated by Union Pacific Depot has been restored to its original glory.
Union Pacific Railroad Historical Museum (Omaha)
Opened in 2003 and is home to one of the oldest collections of railroad memorabilia in America (there are no trains).
Centennial Celebration (Kearney)
The Centennial Celebration stops here on June 30 in downtown “On the Bricks” and at the Great Platte River Road Archway on July 1. 21st Annual Lincoln Highway Conference will be held July 1-5, 2013.