Highest Point on Lincoln Highway - Laramie, WY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ronjean
N 41° 14.291 W 105° 26.147
13T E 463482 N 4565289
Quick Description: The rest area has a monument to the first president of the Lincoln Highway Association, and a large bust of Lincoln.
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 5/22/2009 6:22:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM6EQ2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kbarhow
Views: 23

Long Description:
The rest stop between Laramie and Cheyenne has a 43 foot tall monument to Lincoln, and a smaller monument to H.B.Joy. Lincoln's head was built by Wyoming's Parks Commission to honor Lincoln's 150th birthday. It was sculpted by Robert Russin, a University of Wyoming art professor and a Lincoln fan. The granite pedestal can't be missed while driving on the I-80 either east- or west-bound.
Americana: Statues/Monuments

Significant Interest: Memorial

Web Site Address: [Web Link]

Address of Icon:
Exit 323, Interstate 80 in Wyoming
Laramie, WY USA


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