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Sidney, NE to Ogden, UT
Our second day of travel started at about 7:00 AM and after 8 hours of driving we arrived in Ogden, Utah. Along the way the terrain changed as we left western Nebraska and entered Wyoming.
At one rest stop we found this stone bust of Abraham Lincoln atop a huge stone pillar. We investigated and found that it was a memorial to the Lincoln Highway (US Highway 30) that ran parallel to what is now Interstate 80. To be exact this memorial is also a memorial to Henry Bourne Joy, the first president of the Lincoln Highway Association (1913). He was also the president of the Packard Motor Car Company and is noted as one of the driving forces behind developing US Highway 30, the first transcontinental automobile road.
This monument also marks the summit of the highest point along the entire length of the original Highway 30, the elevation is 8,640 feet above see level.
We had a very nice backdrop to our south and west as we travelled along I-80. This is Elk Mountain and was visible for nearly 25 miles. The elevation of Elk Mountain is 11,156. We had dinner with Gary and will pick him up in the morning as we continue west on Saturday.
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