Landmarks of SE Wyoming Pt3

13 Dec

A Monument to Abraham Lincoln

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A monument stands along I-80, dedicated to Abraham Lincoln. It was built to honor the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth and was sculpted by Robert Russin.

Along the Highway

The monument is located just east of I-80 next to the Summit Rest Stop, approximately 40 miles west of Cheyenne.  According to roadsideamerica.com, it originally stood at the highest point of the Lincoln Highway before being moved to its present location in 1969.

Dimensions

  • Height of Base 30ft
  • Height of Sculpture 13.5 ft
  • Weight 2 tons
  • Elevation 8661 ft

(numbers from roadsideamerica.com elevation from Google Earth)

The monument is a reminder of the greatness of Abraham Lincoln and what he stood for. As the quote on the bronze plaque says,”We must think anew and act anew”.

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