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The Highway 50 Tee's Story

Highway 50 is a 3,200-mile road running coast-to-coast through the heart of America. Beginning in San Fransisco & ending in the perfectly picturesque communities of Maryland's Eastern Shore, Highway 50 passes through a dozen different states, four state capitals, & the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. Highway 50, also known as the Loneliest Road in America, is steeped in history, adventure, & beauty. This road follows the old Pony Express into the Sierra Nevada Mountains through to the shores of Lake Tahoe before winding through Nevada, Utah, & the national park-packed Colorado Plateau. After passing through the Rocky Mountains & winding through hundreds of timeworn small towns of the Great Plains, Highway 50 turns north into the Appalachian Mountains, emerging into Washington, D.C. before ending in farming & fishing towns of Maryland.

All the way across the country, US‑50 passes through literally hundreds of timeworn small towns, the great majority of which have survived despite the modern onslaught of Wal-Marts and fast-food franchises.Blue Highways author William Least Heat-Moon writes about US‑50, “for the unhurried, this little-known highway is the best national road across the middle of the United States.” The route offers such a compelling cross-section of the nation that Time magazine once devoted an entire issue to telling the story of the road it called the “Backbone of America.”

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From its start at San Francisco, the route cuts across California’s midsection, passing the state capital at Sacramento before following the route of the old Pony Express up into the Sierra Nevada to the shores of Lake Tahoe and into Nevada. The Nevada portion of the route, dubbed “The Loneliest Road in America” by travel writers and tourist boards, is one of the most compelling long-distance drives in the country.

Continuing east, you cross the Continental Divide atop the Rockies, then follow the Arkansas River along the historic Santa Fe Trail. For fans of vanishing Americana, the route really comes into its own here across the Great Plains, with its hypnotically repetitive landscape of water towers, windmills, railroad tracks, and one small town after another.

After bisecting Missouri from Kansas City to St. Louis, US‑50 crosses the Mississippi River into a much older and more settled landscape, through the agricultural heartlands of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. After climbing into the Appalachian backwoods of West Virginia US‑50 emerges suddenly into the wealth and power of downtown Washington, D.C., before passing through the still perfectly picturesque fishing and farming communities of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

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