Solitude - Along the Lincoln Highway in Nevada's Great Basin

Category: Sense of Place

 

Photo and caption by Christopher Miller

The American highway is a mythical motif expressing the freedom of the open road. The Lincoln Highway was the first intercontinental roadway. In 1986, Life magazine described Nevada’s portion of the artery as the Loneliest Road in America, reporting “no attractions or points of interest along the 287-mile stretch.” For Nevadans the route, tracing the state’s most scenic historic corridor, does not evoke a sense of loneliness but rather a solitude to which the human spirit sometimes aspires. The sunset photograph looking from the Pony Express Station to Sand Mountain expresses this ethos.

Location: Great Basin, Nevada, USA

 

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