Ranch Lincoln Highway
1913 the Lincoln Highway came into being, the first coast-to-coast
motor road that linked New York City and San Francisco.
Its 3,389 miles of mostly one-lane dirt road passed through 12 states,
entering Utah at Evanston, Wyo., and departing at Ibapah near the
Nevada state line. The Lincoln Highway ran through the heart of
Tooele County, with a major stop at Orrs Ranch in Skull Valley.
At Orrs Ranch, motorists could buy gas, food and stay the
night before embarking across the Great Salt Lake Desert. The ranch
still stands today, with an intact Lincoln Highway marker on site.
Also still visible at Dugway Proving Ground is a bridge that motorists
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