Monday was a day to celebrate our nation's President's. While there has yet to be a President from Wyoming, there is one President who has certainly left his mark all across the Cowboy State.
Illinois will always be the "Land of Lincoln", but after that you could say Wyoming would be the next state in line most worthy of that title.
After all, we have the historic Lincoln Theater, Lincoln Highway, a Lincoln County and a Lincoln monument. We even used to have a Lincoln Hotel that was located next to the Hitching Post here in Cheyenne.
You might wonder why Lincoln has such a presence in the state.
The Lincoln Highway was the first trans-continental road in the United States and approximately 400 of those miles are located in Wyoming. At a height of over 8,600 feet above sea level, Wyoming's Lincoln Highway Monument marks the highest point on the highway that stretches more than 3,000 miles.
The monument was even sculpted by a former Wyoming Art Professor. Robert Russin completed it in 1959 to commemorate Lincoln's 150th birthday.
Abraham Lincoln would've turned 204 last week, but this may have been one of his best year's yet. With two movies made featuring him, one of which, "Lincoln", is up for numerous Academy Awards.
And pretty soon, you'll be able to see "Lincoln" the movie, at the Lincoln Theater and pay for it with a Lincoln, right here in Wyoming.