Youngville on Lincoln Highway

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Lincoln Highway

I grew up not too far off of Highway 30 which is the current number for most of what used to be the Lincoln Highway, so I’ve always known about it. Friends from other parts of the country haven’t, but the Lincoln Highway is right up there with Route 66 in highway/travel legends. It was the first coast to coast highway and was the first to be paved the entire way (although that took a long time). Watch an introduction about the Lincoln Highway in my previous post here:

Road Architecture

As these kind of major roads got started, roadside businesses sprung up. Sometimes they were cafes/gas stations, sometimes they added in functions like hotels, dance halls, and even grocery stores. These were the sort of places you see in 1930s and 1940s movies where the heroine meets the male lead. They serviced…

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Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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