Traveling across Wyoming on the Lincoln Highway, Lil Dude Troll came across a really nice rest area called the Summit Visitor Center. Interesting displays inside and great views outside. There is a nice monument to Henry B. Joy, the man who was the driving force pushing for an improved highway from the Atlantic to the Pacific and the first president of the Lincoln Highway Association.
What really grabbed Lil Dude's attention though was a huge rock head of America's 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. Weighing over 2 tons and 13 1/2 feet tall, it sits atop a 30-foot granite pedestal. Robert Russin, a University of Wyoming Art Professor carved the over-sized head to honor Lincoln's 150th birthday. When Russin died in in 2007, his ashes were placed inside the hollow monument.
|The monument to Henry B. Joy, proponent of the|
Lincoln Highway which became the first
Atlantic-to-Pacific improved highway.
|Abe Lincoln's giant head|
|Calla, the super nice attendant at the visitor center|
took a liking to Lil Dude!