Lincoln Memorial in Laramie Wyoming
Trucking through Wyoming.
This historic monument lies 10 miles SE of Laramie on Interstate 80 at the edge of a rest area. It stands at summit near Sherman Hill, and marks the highest point on I-80. It is 48.5 feet tall. Interstate 80 follows the path of the first transcontinental railroad line. Completed in 1927, the Lincoln Highway, the prototype transcontinental route designed for automobile traffic, stimulated highway improvement. It later became federally marked U.S. Highway 30. In the 1950-1960s Interstate 80 was built to carry east-west traffic through Nebraska. Though I-80 parallels the Lincoln Highway route in many counties, the older route continues as a part of the federal highway network.