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Lincoln Highway topic of historical society lecture

Staff Reports

Special to The R-C

The Douglas County Historical Society lecture for June 13 will be given by Jim Bonar on “The Lincoln Highway”.

This highway, now 100 years in our history, was documented through photographs and journals by the Lincoln Highway Association. Bonar will take guests on a nostalgic drive down the old rock road to experience the adventure of crossing the country on this highway in its youth.

Bonar has been a resident in the Reno area for 30 years, and is a retired high school teacher, having taught locally at Sparks High. He spent five years of his youth in Green River, Wyo., on the Lincoln Highway, and near the Oregon, California emigrant trail where he became interested in roads and their history.

He later became a member of both the Lincoln Highway Association and the Oregon California Trails Association. He has served as the president of the Nevada Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association, and is on the national board as the Nevada State Director.

Lecture begins at 7 p.m. at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. Admission is $3, or free to historical society members.

For more information, call 782-2555.