Lincoln Highway is the first transcontinental highway in the United States, having been dedicated in 1913. Originally it connected Times Square in New York with Lincoln Park in San Francsico.
It was the first memorial to Abraham Lincoln, predating the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC by 9 years.
Since then, it has gone through numerous realignments.
Much of the route Sash and I have been on from Utah to here in Nebraska, has been along the current incarnation of the Lincoln Highway. Four years ago, on my way back from Alaska, I wrote about riding a portion of it along US-93 through Ely, NV.
Evidence of Lincoln Highway's presence can be seen along the entire stretch of the I-80 and paralelling US-30. We've seen bridges with "Lincoln" in the name. There's a Lincoln Memorial Statue between Laramie and Cheyenne. There are restaurants and cafes with menu items like "Lincoln Burger" or "Lincoln Highway Omelette".
Once Sash and I left Wyoming and entered into Nebraska, the Lincoln Highway leaves the I-80 and continues along the US-30.
There's actually a Lincoln Highway Association that displays a map of all the routes it once ran, and they publish some cool media about the entire length: http://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/
We pulled into North Platte, NE on a Tuesday night, with storm clouds rolling in from the north. It was a really long day, and our bodies were full of aches and pains. After some tacos and burritos from a nearby Taco John's, we hit the sack early.
Here's photos of our day from Rawlins, WY to North Platte, NE...