Category Archives: Iowa

May 18–19: Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival in Tama, IA

Tama, Iowa is holding its 33rd annual Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival this Friday and Saturday, May 18–19. This Week In Tama: 33rd annual Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival, John Speer, Tama (Iowa) News-Herald, May 15, 2012

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A documentary introducing the Lincoln Highway

RDG Planning and Design has created a 13-minute documentary on the Lincoln Highway called This Highway, Dedicated to Abraham Lincoln. It was produced in association with Harrison County Conservation for the Harrison County Historical Village and Welcome Center outside of … Continue reading

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What the Lincoln Highway can teach voters and politicians

In an opinion column for Vinton Today, Dean Close writes about how the Lincoln Highway was created and what it can teach today’s voters and politicians. What the Lincoln Highway has to teach presidential candidates – and voters, Dean Close, … Continue reading

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Marion, IA shopping center will get a makeover

A shopping center in Marion, Iowa, at the southwest corner of 35th Street and 7th Avenue, will be completely rebuilt and named Lincolnview Square in honor of the Lincoln Highway, although at that point the historic highway is several blocks … Continue reading

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1915 Lincoln Hotel still serving guests in Iowa

The Lincoln Hotel, built in 1915 on the Lincoln Highway in Lowden, Iowa, is now a charming bed-and-breakfast. Five-room hotel keeps old-time charm, Bill Wundram, The Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa), October 30, 2011

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Niland’s Cafe reopens

Niland’s Cafe, at the intersection of the Lincoln and Jefferson Highways in Colo, Iowa, reopened in July. LHA member Sandra Huemann-Kelly operates the restaurant and the adjacent Colo Motel. Niland’s Café: Back in business in Colo, historic spot features dining, … Continue reading

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Crescent, IA monument to Lincoln Highway and veterans nears completion

The Old Lincoln Highway Veterans Monument Park in Crescent, Iowa, built with the help of countless volunteers, is nearly done. Crescent finishing monument park, Mike Brownlee, The Daily Nonpareil (Council Bluffs, Iowa), republished by the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald, October 10, … Continue reading

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Proposed interchange would spare Youngville Cafe

As part of the widening of US 30, the Iowa Department of Transportation is proposing a new interchange where it intersects US 218. The design spares the Youngville Cafe, a Lincoln Highway landmark, but changes its access from US 30 … Continue reading

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DeWitt, Iowa hub along the Lincoln Highway gains new businesses

The important intersection of 10th Street (the Lincoln Highway) and 6th Avenue (old US 61) in DeWitt, Iowa has gained two new businesses. DeWitt hub gains new action, Doug Schorpp, Quad City Business Journal (Davenport, Iowa), September 18, 2011

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Installation of Iowa Lincoln Highway byway signs is complete

New “Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway” signs have now been installed all along the Lincoln Highway in Iowa. Lincoln Highway history gets a lift, David DeWitte, The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), September 2, 2011

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