Keep the Show on the Road! Posted August 24, 2008 Author Report Share Posted August 24, 2008 Dale, Sounds like you are in road lover’s paradise! And you have "rattled Roadhound's chain" so you have an excellent authority available! Let me comment on “The section from Illipah west goes up a dirt road to almost Hamilton and follows another main dirt road down to the turnoff to Belmont Mill. Can't find anything about Rosevear's Ranch. Lincoln Hwy web site says the highway than went over White Pine Summit before going over Pancake Summit. You wouldn't have to pass another summit as it is flat between there???” Unless it has disappeared since my last visit the remains of Rosevear's are at 39.35214, -115.37127 on the right of the current highway westbound. The picturesque stone building you see was a storage shed. A hotel was operated here for several years serving stage coaches. Locals say that it was in operation as late as 1916, but the Lincoln Highway guide for 1916 states “Ranch not open. No accommodations. “ The hotel was operated by Alice Shekel who provided rooms and meals. Remnants of other buildings were removed by the Nevada State Highway Dept when the site was used to store road materials. (Credit for this info to the Ely, Nevada Lincoln Highway folks) I’ll look at maps and see what there is to see about “summits!” And I have yet to check a couple of other great sources...Brian Butkos' Greetings from the Lincoln Highway and The Lincoln Highway - Nevada by Gregory M Franzwa and Jesse G Petersen. Keep us posted! Keep the Show on the Road! Dave Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.