FRANKLIN GROVE, Ill. — Lincoln Highway Association is having its annual national conference in Wyoming in Sweetwater County June 18-21.
The host hotel will be the Holiday Inn in Rock Springs and will feature a slew of events including two tours that will take visitors into other parts of Sweetwater County as well Uinta and Carbon counties.
There will be two tours. The west tour (June 21) will go to Evanston, Fort Bridger and Lyman with an optional evening tour in downtown Green River.
The east tour (June 19) will consist of stops at the Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site, Sinclair and Point of Rocks.
There will be several presentations and other events during the conference.
The Lincoln Highway was a major transcontinental highway that went from New York City to San Francisco, and it was one of many predecessors to U.S. Highway 30 and Interstate 80 in Wyoming.
One way the LH promotes the road is through an annual national conference. The event has taken place in Wyoming before, Evanston (2008) and Cheyenne (1995), but after over a decade it is coming back to the Cowboy State.
Conference registration and meet-and-greet will be on June 18.