Located on the Lincoln Highway Scenic and Historic Byway, America’s first coast to coast highway, the village of Lodgepole has long been aligned with transportation. First to come was the Pole Creek No. 2 Pony Express Station. One of its original vehicles which traveled more than 761,000 miles is on display at the Lodgepole Museum. After that, Lodgepole was officially founded when the Union Pacific Railroad came through. In what was considered a rather remote post at the time, the Lodgepole Union Pacific Depot included living quarters for the station master. Today’s Lincoln Highway follows the third route of Main Street through town, where the original grocery story and icehouse are still standing, along with the Lodgepole Opera House. Relics of early tourist cabins can also still be seen along the route.
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