Date(s) - 06/01/2013 - 06/09/2013
2013 TRACTOR RELAY ACROSS NEBRASKA Sponsored by Nebraska Antique Farming Association (Must be a member to participate)
2013 is the Centennial of the Nations very first Coast to Coast Highway
This year’s Relay will follow the Historic Route of the Lincoln Highway from west to east starting June 1 at Pine Bluffs WY and ending in Missouri Valley IA on June 9
“Historic reminders of the original Lincoln Highway can still be found along the route in Nebraska today.
Sections of original brick pavers are located to make up a 3.6 mile stretch of road near Elkhorn, three blocks of original bricks in Fremont and two blocks in Shelton. An Avenue of Trees, which flanked the Lincoln Highway, is still visible in Duncan today along with an original Lincoln Highway marker. The Gothenburg berm, a piece of the remaining “stair steps” can still be seen. These famous stair steps can be followed on the road map today.
Historical buildings are flanked along the Lincoln Highway and still operational today. Several locations that can be visited today are the Wheat Growers Hotel in Kimball, Spruce Street Station in Ogallala, Pony Express Station in Gothenburg, Gloe Brothers Service Station in Wood River, Merrick County Country House in Central City and Glur’s Tavern in Columbus.
Many historical sites along the route are left to be explored. And there are many childhood memories of the Lincoln Highway in its glory days to be relived by a generation of Nebraskans. So join us and explore the historical magic of the Lincoln Highway Scenic and Historic Byway!”
Click on http://nebraskacowman.com/nafa/nafa_registration.pdf for registration form.