Old Highway 30 – Nebraska

On a recent trip I was able to take a few extra hours and travel part of the historic Highway 30 that more or less parallels interstate 80 through Nebraska. It rolls through several small towns and has a kind of roadside history which I find fascinating .

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There was no motel, just some kind of truck garage and a large irrigation type pond. I could not even tell where the motel had stood.

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This apparently long closed store is in Broadwater, Nebraska. Someone has taken care to restore the old Coca Cola sigh on it’s outer wall.

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Also in Broadwater, the Lazy U Motel. Very cool looking place. Hard to tell how long it had been closed, but apparently quite awhile.

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Another old business. Sadly, there are many of these along the route. With some you can tell what they were. Others, like this one, are more of a mystery.

The photographs are all film. The camera used is small medium format rangefinder made by Fuji.
These and other images, will be placed in my Nebraska Gallery on fine art america.
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