Lincoln Highway Convoy, celebrating 100 years

The vintage truck in the picture is indicative of the types of vehicles on the convoy. COURTESY PHOTO/MVPA

BRIDGER VALLEY — The Lincoln Highway Convoy stopped in Fort Bridger Tuesday, Sept 3.

In addition to visiting the state site, members of the convoy also stopped in the Jim Bridger Trading Post, one of the original stores dating back and being on the Lincoln Highway.

The convoy also stopped in Lyman and were met by students and staff from Lyman Intermediate School, according to Justin Smith, LIS principal.

The MVPA Convoy (Military Vehicle Preservation Association) left Washington D. C. on Aug. 31, after spending the night. The 2019 Lincoln Highway Convoy will end Sept. 16, when the convoy is slated to reach San Francisco. This is the centennial celebration of the first time the military went coast-to-coast, according to one of the participants, and the second MVPA convoy to follow the Lincoln Highway as it was built by the US Army in 1909.

Area alerts were sent out by the WHP about 50 slow traveling vehicles on I-80 westbound before the convoy reached Bridger Valley.

The current convoy of historic military vehicles includes vehicles of all eras, from WWI through current-issue military vehicles. This 100 year anniversary is a recreation of a 1919 convoy that first drove from Washington D.C. to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, then followed the Lincoln Highway all the way to San Francisco

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