Just Passin' Through Just Passin' Through
 
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Digital Projects at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries

The Collection

In September 1912 Carl Graham Fisher began promoting the idea of a transcontinental graveled highway, the Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway. By 1928 the Lincoln Highway, as it came to be called, and the parallel Victory Highway, a memorial to those who served in World War I, were marked across Nevada. The images selected for this site document places and activities along the highways in Nevada, eastern California and western Utah, and Reno’s Transcontinental Highways Exposition of 1927 celebrating the completion of the roads.