I have updated this a few times when I discovered more information about the Iowa Lincoln Highway Association. I hope you enjoy it.
I grew up around Highway 30, part of the old Lincoln Highway. In fact there is a seedling mile (where the road was paved in a small section to encourage people to cough up the money to do the rest) not far from here. The Lincoln Highway is second only to Route 66 in fame around here, so I was really surprised when a friend from New England recently told me that she had never heard of it.
The Lincoln Highway was the first highway across America. It was named after our 16th President in an effort to get people interested in promoting it. It strove to be the first paved highway and while that didn’t happen for quite a while, they did foster several local efforts at road improvement along the route. (In fact, it took it about as long to be paved as it’s taking to make Highway…
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