Lincoln Highway

6 Jul

The Lincoln Highway is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. It was the first transcontinental highway for vehicles across the USA. With this road, prosperity grew to the many communities it dissected. The highway went right through the town where I grew up, Columbus, NE; and is still a heavily traveled byway.

I now live in another area of the state, but the highway is not far off. There is a small section of the highway that has not been covered by asphalt and cement in Elkhorn, NE. The town is now part of Omaha and alot of new businesses and housing are slowly closing in on this stretch of the Lincoln Highway. I am hopeful this red brick road continues to be preserved celebrating our heritage.

connection

This oil pastel drawing called, Lincoln Highway, was inspired by the small stretch of the highway where the red brick pavers connect with the poured concrete. It represents to me the valuable connection we all have with the past and the present.

Lincoln Highway

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One Response to “Lincoln Highway”

  1. JB July 8, 2013 at 2:16 am #

    I love your blog. Your passion for your art really comes through.

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