• April Minutes of the Meeting of ILHA’s Board of Directors

    Posted on April 24, 2019 by in Uncategorized

    AApril 13, 2019Belle Plaine Area MuseumBelle Plaine, Iowa Officers and Consuls in AttendanceVice-President: Mary PrestonTreasurer: Joyce AusbergerSecretary: Jan GammonState Director: Dean ParrCedar County: Joe GoodloveLinn County: Rex MartinBenton County: Mike KellyMarshall: Harlan QuickBoone County: John FitzsimmonsGreene County: Joyce Ausberger Others in Attendance:  Bob Ausberger, Jeannie Parr,  Brad Boustead, Garry Hevalow, Mitch Malcom, Charles Betz, Colleen […]

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  • Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting on January 12, 2019

    Posted on February 6, 2019 by in Uncategorized

    Called to Order: Cathie Nichols, the president, called the meeting to order at 9:30.  Those in attendance introduced themselves and John Fitzsimmons shared a drawing he had done of a location in Wyoming. Joyce noted that Bob Owens is turning 92 and had a card for us to sign for him. Secretary Report:  Jan Gammon […]

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    Look out for that Christmas tree!

    Posted on January 6, 2019 by in Uncategorized

    As seen in Darcy Maulsby’s Newsletter.  When I was driving through northwest Iowa a few weeks ago, the ground was covered with snow and the sun was setting, creating a magical look that almost made me feel like I was in a snow globe. I was glad I was passing near the small town of Remsen on […]

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    Wineries on the Lincoln

    Posted on November 9, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    Are you interested in exploring the Lincoln Highway through local wineries? Explore our list of privately owned establishments that will give you an opportunity to go on a weekend getaway with friends or loved ones on our beautiful, historic highway. Find your new favorite wine to sip on—sweet, dry, or medium.  West to East Loess Hills Vineyard […]

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    Reed-Niland Update

    Posted on October 27, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    Sandii Huemann-Kelly has announced that she plans to end her tenure at Reed-Niland Corner by the end of 2018. Sandii has been communicating with the city and other potential managers to take over after her 7-year reign ends.     You can learn more about the cafe by visiting their website. If you or someone you […]

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    Marshalltown Tornado

    Posted on October 27, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    By Jan Gammon, LHHB Coordinator Prairie Rivers of Iowa On July 19, 2018, a tornado developed near the town of Marietta, Iowa in Marshall County and traveled southeast along the western edge of the Iowa River. It entered Marshalltown as an EF-1 and EF-2. It went through the business district in downtown, creating EF-2 and […]

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    Your Fall 2018 Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway Update

    Posted on October 27, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    By Jan Gammon, LHHB Coordinator Prairie Rivers of Iowa It certainly has been a busy summer! We started the summer by creating interpretive panels for Lion’s Club Tree Park to tell the story of a girder salvaged from the old overpass over the Lincoln Highway. Kimball Olson, DOT’s aesthetic bridge designer, wrote the text about […]

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    Council Bluff’s Squirrel Jail

    Posted on October 27, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    The Squirrel Jail in Council Bluffs was built in 1885 and was in continuous use until 1969. The design and size of the Historic Pottawattamie County Squirrel Cage Jail make it a one-of-a-kind structure. It was one of 18 revolving (“squirrel cage,” “human rotary,” or “lazy Susan”) jails built. It is the only three-story one […]

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    Legend of Wapsi Willy

    Posted on October 27, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    In the mid-1800s, many people came west to find a new life, land, and fortune. Willy and his family came from the east to Iowa and bought a parcel of land along the Wapsipinicon River in Clinton County, where the Lincoln Highway would be laid out in the future. The land was green, lush, and […]

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  • Update from the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway Coordinator

    Posted on July 15, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    By Jan Gammon, LHHB Coordinator, Prairie Rivers of Iowa Seen in the 2018 Fall Newsletter After the very long winter and very short spring, the Byway is gearing up for summer activities. We do not know of any communities that are celebrating their 125th or 150th this year, but have been told the City of Carroll […]

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