I haven't found a definitive number of the surviving Marker Posts, but I finally found one intact LH Marker Post up at Big Bend just west of Donner Summit. Closer to home, I found the remains of two more near Donner Lake.
I made some photographs of the Big Bend Post that day, but at the time I was so sad to see the condition of the Donner Lake Posts that I didn't snap a one of them.
|Replica LH Marker Post on the 1913 alignment, approximately 100ft from the 1928 road.|
|I should preview my photos before I start blogging about them!|
Now I know a thing or two about building concrete forms. If I had a blueprint of the original LH Marker Post Forms, I could turn out plenty of replicas! I'd donate two to the property owners who have the wrecked Marker Posts on their Donner Lake properties.
You know, Truckee doesn't have a single intact LH Marker Post within the Town Boundaries...and that's about 75 square miles, filthy with Lincoln Highway history!
I'm going to plea with the Lincoln Highway Association to make the blueprints available on their website. Maybe a combo with the LH Marker Post Lincoln Medallion!