Monthly Archives: June 2013

Jun 30

Lincoln Highway in Benton County

November 29, 2002 (open picture in new tab for larger version) The George Preston station in Belle Plaine is one of Iowa’s best-known Lincoln Highway landmarks. He tacked up signs for just about anything road-related, or that you’d buy on … Continue reading

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Jun 29

Lincoln Highway in Linn County

August 8, 2009 East of Cedar Rapids, Mount Vernon Road had a little hiccup in its straightness that was ironed out by the late 1930s. The segment left behind between 44th Street and Wilder Drive is named Lincoln Heights Drive, … Continue reading

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Jun 28

Complete, comprehensive U.S. Lincoln Highway map

The Lincoln Highway Association has a zoomable, detailed, nationwide overlay on Google Maps of the 1913 Lincoln Highway and some subsequent iterations. I do see one potential issue in Iowa related to the railroad crossing west of West Side, but … Continue reading

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Jun 27

Lincoln Highway in Clinton County

The intersection of Main and Harding in the north part of Clinton, formerly the town of Fulton, is where the Lyons-Fulton bridge reached Iowa after crossing the Mississippi River (and following a long dogleg). This is a few blocks north … Continue reading

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Jun 26

EEHK

Exira and Elk Horn-Kimballton approved the merger, which will take place next year. (Hyphen, slash, “Exira-EHK,” or whatever, still better than a name that says little about where you are.) UPDATES: Armstrong-Ringsted and Sentral also approved a 2014 consolidation to … Continue reading

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Jun 25

Some Lincoln Highway photos outside Iowa

July 2, 2009: US 30 and the Lincoln Highway are still together in Canton, Ohio. June 13, 2011: For a fraction of a mile in Plainfield IL, two of America’s most historic roads come together.

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Jun 25

The Iowa State amendment

SB Nation, with a very appropriate choice of picture: NCAA votes to amend block/charge rule

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Jun 24

Lincoln Highway centennial links

As you can see in my choice of header image, the Lincoln Highway is a special thing to me and this is a very special year for the route. Although it didn’t become an official Iowa auto trail until 1915, … Continue reading

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Jun 21

License Plate Letters — BHL

If every combination has been used, that’s 1,352,000 plates in 13 months (ZHL to BHL) — 104,000 a month, covering one-third of about 4.18 million vehicles in the state.

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Jun 20

Two ‘worst trophies’? Really?

For the record, this is at least the second time in two years the Telephone Trophy has been spat on, possibly the most attention it’s received in forever. Oh, and you can remove the receiver, too. Image from Cyclone Fanatic. USA … Continue reading

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