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Walking the Lincoln

Lincoln Highway celebrated, remembered as part of the Fort Fred Steele 150th anniversary series


Mike Armstrong

Steve Horn cuts the 150th anniversary cake Saturday.

The Lincoln Highway enters the state from the east on U.S. 30 at Pine Bluffs and, established in 1913, was America's first coast-to-coast highway. Much of the route in Wyoming today is dirt and gravel and is impassable for much of the year, but in celebrating Ft. Steele's 150 year birthday, a historic walk was hosted by the National Park Service on Saturday.

The walk was on parts of the original road near Ft. Steele that went by the Platte River where remnants of a bridge could still be seen. When the Lincoln Highway opened, no real highway maintenance system existed, so each county had to...

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