The route for Lincoln Highway was first scouted out in the teens by a U.S. Army convoy that included Dwight D. Eisenhower. It was the nation's first transcontinental highway.
Today, all 400+ miles through Nebraska are a scenic byway - the Lincoln Highway Historic and Scenic Byway. It passes right through Lincoln County, through the communities of Brady, Maxwell, North Platte, Hershey and Sutherland.
Here is the text regarding the byway from the Nebraska Travel Guide:
Strike out along this 400-mile byway today and experience history firsthand as you view Pony Express stations, sod houses, wagon ruts from the Oregon Trail, and authentic brick pavers from the original Lincoln Highway. Head outdoors for a dip in Lake McConaughy - one of the state's largst recreational lakes. And if it's springtime, don't miss the annual sandhill crane migration.
You can find the byway on the web at www.lincolnhighwaynebraskabyway.com.
Unless you head out in the next day or so, you will have missed the 2009 Sandhill Crane migration, but there's always next year! Things are really starting to green up along the Platte River bottom, and the farmer's are busy in their fields. Get out and take a road trip.
Thanks for stopping by. If you come through, stop in. The coffee is always on.