A small pine tree, growing out of a pre-Cambrian rock on Sherman Hill
When the route of the UPRR moved several miles south of here, the abandoned right-of-way became a wagon road, and in 1912, it became part of the Proclamation Route of the Lincoln Highway. The little tree was a favorite stopping point for early motorists, with lots of photographs of automobiles and automobilists taken here. When the Lincoln Highway became US 30, the tree remained a popular stopping point.
Today, it is the focal point of a rest area on I-80, in the median between the eastbound and westbound lanes, and just as it was 100 years ago, remains a popular spot for cars and people to have photos taken.