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Lincoln Highway group celebrates famed byway


Ryan Hermens

A dozen residents and tourism and business leaders attended a presentation in Lodgepole this week about the historic significance of the Lincoln Highway and opportunities for communities to attract travelers.

LODGEPOLE – Laid out in 1913, the Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental highway in the country.

The route travels through more than a dozen Nebraska counties and nearly 50 communities. Historically known for its great promotion, a state organization is working to highlight landmarks along the path through Nebraska and give motorists a reason to divert from the interstate.

Locally, the Lincoln Highway travels through Cheyenne, Deuel and Kimball counties.

Earlier this week, the Nebraska Lincoln Highway Historic Byway governing body met in Lodgepole for its bi-monthly meeting. The...

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