Wendover, on the Utah-Nevada border, once marked the the diverging point of two transcontinental highways -- U.S. 50 veered away from U.S. 40 just west of town to head down to Ely.
Business interests associated with places along each road once
competed for the traveler's presence with billboards and
brochures. Both historic highway numbers are gone. It's now Alternate U.S. 93 that travels the route through Nevada's expanses from Interstate 80 to the south.
This photo is
from just outside the town. The current road is in the left of
this picture, mostly hidden. The stretch of the former
route, no longer maintained, still shows a bit of a white center line in places, as weeds take hold
-- crack by crack.