An abandoned gas station divided by the Nebraska and Wyoming border.
Pine Bluffs is a small farming community on the Nebraska border in Laramie County, Wyoming.
At the border sits an old abandoned gas station that straddles both Nebraska and Wyoming, a curious group of old buildings, and many gas pumps. The large complex might have been a combination gas station and truck stop. This old abandoned gas service station and restaurant is located along present-day U.S. Highway 30 but runs along the old Lincoln Highway. Its share of roadside attractions entice drivers and their families off the two-lane road. The crossroads is where Route 66 and the Lincoln Highway met from 1926 to 1940. Part of the old Lincoln Highway, which spans more than 3,300 miles from San Francisco to New York City, formed part of the famous Route 66 but was built a decade earlier.
What I like about this Route 66 abandoned gas station photographic print is the size of the property and the number of gas pumps. The type of pumps and the sheer number suggest some sizeable commercial operations. The overhead lights also suggest that the fuel stop could have been running well into the night, allowing truckers to obtain fuel, rest and eat before they continued their travels along the historic Route 66 highway.
© Dan Kosmayer, 2022