Monthly Archives: June 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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.
SB Nation, with a very appropriate choice of picture: NCAA votes to amend block/charge rule
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
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.