Lincoln Highway pics from a 1921 road trip

Mike Auran of San Jose, California, sent a couple photos and a story:

In June 1921 my grandparents along with their fathers and my mother, age 3, left Alameda, CA, and followed the Lincoln Highway as far East as Ohio before turning off to Zanesville, Washington DC, and Mt Vernon. Turning north they went to New York City and followed the Hudson to Canada, crossing back into the U.S. at Niagara Falls. They then visited family in Cincinnati and then rejoined the Lincoln as far as Denver, turned south to Colorado Springs and over the Rockies to the Colorado River, then Salt Lake and home. 9,000 miles in 3 months, made about 15 miles to a gallon. I have about 100 photos from the trip.

Mike wondered about the locations of these two photos. Can anyone identify the desert shot by the mountain range? Click images to see them larger!

The second is readily recognized by LH fans but I won’t say in case you like to guess.

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3 Responses to “Lincoln Highway pics from a 1921 road trip”

  1. sartenada Says:

    Hey, this is great. I like this kind of posts. Photos are awesome.

  2. Speeding Offence Says:

    Wow, awesome photos, would love to see the rest of them, didnt know people were taking road trips back in 1921, where did they stop off for gas? I wonder what they did for the long hours in the car, any radio?

  3. Denny Gibson Says:

    Wow! What a wonderful find. Here’s hoping Mike sees fit to somehow share more of the photos and story including the non-LH stuff. There might even be a few folks out there who would be interested in places like Zanesville and Cincinnati.

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