The Lincoln Highway ran through downtown Carson City, but now U.S. 50 bypasses
the downtown. On the eastern outskirts of the city, we pass the turnoff for historic
Virginia City, once a boomtown for silver mining and now primarily a tourist trap.

East of Carson City, U.S. 50, the Lincoln Highway, becomes a two lane road. We spot our first Lincoln Highway sign in Nevada in the town of Fallon. A small cluster of sand dunes east of Fallon. This view is typical for what we will see crossing Nevada: - Flat valleys alternating with mountain ranges.
Fittingly, today Bill wore an old U.S. 50 T-shirt that he bought several years ago. The ''Shoe Tree''. There was a bigger tree used for this purpose right next to it, until - someone cut it down. People just moved their shoe-tossing to this tree adjacent to it.
Due to mountains, there are few ways to cross Nevada.  The Pony Express through - most of Nevada ran very close to the route later selected for the Lincoln Highway. - This sign was at the ruins of what was once a Pony Express station.

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