The Lincoln Highway Through Wyoming
By Arlene M. Ogasawara
In January 2007 and continuing
through December 2008, the Cheyenne High Plains Wanderers will host a series
of sanctioned volkswalks across Wyoming traveling along the well-known
Lincoln Highway. Walk alongside tracks of other famous pioneer trails which
cross Wyoming: Mormon, Oregon, California and the Pony Express. This
transcontinental highway crosses its highest point between the east and west
coasts in Wyoming between Laramie and Cheyenne. This point is marked by the
bust of Abraham Lincoln, and is a stopping point as one crosses the State.
The third state to hold the Lincoln Highway volkswalks, the CHPW invite you
to join us in the exclusive club membership as one who has “walked them all”
Establishing a sanctioned volksmarching trail through the five cities and
counties across Wyoming, has been a pioneering effort on the part of the
club. The cities involved are Cheyenne, Laramie, Rawlins, Rock Springs and
Evanston. The walking route goes by historical buildings, and walkers can
earn different AVA Special Events credits with each walk. Without the
assistance and encouragement of other clubs and volksmarchers, this would
not have been possible. On behalf of the club, I say thank you.
Following the precedent set by Nebraska and Iowa, “A” awards for each walk
are patches commemorating each walk and the final “free” award for doing all
five walks is an “I Walked Them All” patch. To qualify for the “I Walked
Them All” patch, volkswalkers must complete a “code card” and mail it to the
club address with a SASE upon completion of the five walks. These walks may
be done in any order, and at any time during the two year run.
For more information or a brochure, contact Arlene Ogasawara at email@example.com
or write CHPW, PO Box 2025, Cheyenne WY 82003.
Click here for Brochure 1
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