LIFE photographer Allan Grant took these awesome pictures in 1948, three years after the end of World War II. Route 30 connects Omaha, Nebraska, to Salt Lake City, Utah. Grant traveled west through Nebraska and Wyoming which is now known as the Lincoln Highway.
For reasons lost to time, none of Grant’s marvelous photos from that epic post-war road trip were ever published. Here, LIFE magazine offers a whole series of Grant’s pictures from Nebraska and Wyoming made seven long decades ago, in tribute to the innate human desire to get up and go.
(Photos: Allan Grant—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)