My travel mission was set to photograph the Bonneville Salt Flats with a refuel top off in the town called West Wendover, NV en-route to Reno NV. However, it’s been my custom to stop at the visitors center of all towns and communities.
I was greeted by both of the two wonderful ladies in the photo below who informed me of their towns historic facts, its significance with the Transcontinental Telephone line, and so much more.
They recommended taking selfies with “Wendover Will” pictured above welcoming visitors to their community and they informed me of the upcoming air show set for the weekend of Sept 8-9. 2017.
When I mentioned I was slightly hungry they offered information about the various casinos and the options for some of the best eating establishments and locations.
These photographs are part of the historical markers west of town recognizing and detailing the journey settlers took on their trek westward, along with information about the Transcontinental Telephone lines above and below ground.
The information plaques describe the Ancient Lake Bonneville, the Western Pacific Railroad, and the significance of the Lincoln Highway. West Wendover is also known for the Men who trained on a top secret mission with the B-29 Bombers and the 5-Bomber wings associated with dropping bombs on Japan to end WWII.
The town straddles the Utah and Nevada Border with several casinos with their beautiful neon lights and professionally lighted truck-stops for tourist, trucker, or the weary traveler.
So the next time you are in the area cruising Interstate-80 stop by to see two of Wendover’s finest citizens who will elevate your knowledge of their town and you will be glad you stopped.