"It all began in Iowa. . ."

On October 31, 1992, a group of individuals met in Ogden, Iowa. Their main concern was the future of the Lincoln Highway, preservation of the road, and public awareness of the historic highway. There are now chapters in the 13 states the road traverses as well as interest and awareness in the 13 Iowa Counties that the Lincoln Highway passes through.
From the very beginning, Iowa's membership in the Lincoln Highway Association exceeded that of the other Lincoln Highway States and continues to do so as interest and membership grows. The Iowa Lincoln Highway Association is active in preservation, education and promotional efforts relating to the Lincoln Highway which parallels modern U.S. highway 30 in much of the state. Long since established and now promoted as an historical highway, the entire length of Iowa's Lincoln Highway was recently designated as the first Iowa Heritage Byway within the Iowa Scenic Byways program of which there are 10 designated byways.

Aim for national help for Tama’s ailing Lincoln Highway Bridge

The Lincoln Highway Bridge on East 5th Street in Tama is in need of infrastructure repairs and resurfacing. News-Herald file/John Speer

Needed repairs to the historic Lincoln Highway Bridge in Tama may get a boost from the National Lincoln Highway Association. The bridge on East 5th Street is 100 years old this year.
Will Lester, a member of the Tama Lincoln Highway Bridge Park Committee, told members of the Tama City Council on Monday night, Jan. 19, the Iowa Lincoln Highway Association has endorsed the request of the Tama County Association to apply for funding to fix the bridge.
That action came following the state Lincoln Highway Association meeting in Tama in October, 2014.

Motor Tour 2015

Motor Tour 2015

Pre-tour: Thursday August 20th, 2015
Motor Tour: Friday - Sunday August 21st - 23rd, 2015

Our pre tour will start in Kearney, NE as well as the beginning of the motor tour. If you choose to participate in the pre tour, you will be staying two nights in Kearney (Wednesday and Thursday). Friday night we will stay in Columbus, NE. Saturday night we will be in the Omaha – Council Bluffs area.

We will complete our tour on Sunday in Denison, IA after lunch.

Iowa Lincoln Highway Association meets at State Center

Iowa Lincoln Highway Assn.Treasurer Joyce A., Jeannie P., President Deb R. and Iowa LH State Director Dean P. at the quarterly meeting State Center, IA.

The Lincoln Highway Association met on January 10, 2015 at the Community Hall in State Center.  With some funding from LHA, an intern from ISU, Paul Ehrsam, has been hired at Prairie Rivers of Iowa to help with the LHA website and other projects.

Tama’s historic Lincoln Highway Bridge is in need of structure and surface repairs

Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Lance V. Mack, Marion, on the Lincoln Highway Bridge in Tama on May 16 with Tama Legionaries Lloyd Chyma and Dan Anderson and their wives, following a flag dedication ceremony in the adjacent park. Some structural and roadway surface issues are needing attention it was recently announced to the Tama City Council. News-Herald photos/John Speer

As the 100th anniversary of construction approaches next year, the Lincoln Highway Bridge in Tama has served travelers from the early days of mud roads to carrying traffic on the hard-surface Lincoln Highway and U.S. 30 travelers.

Today it's the eastern gateway into Tama on East 5th Street from Business Highway 30 to U.S. Highway 63. Just park in the adjoining Lincoln Highway Bridge Park and you might be surprised at the amount of traffic traveling across the bridge these days. The bridge has been on the National Registry of Historic Places since 1987

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