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    Finding a Fresh Start Along the Lincoln

    Posted on June 18, 2019 by in Uncategorized

    The Carroll County Historical Society recently received a copy of Raymond AmRhein’s memoir recounting his childhood days in Carroll during the 1930s. Entitled “Names Evoke Memories,” it records the roundabout journey with his family from Indiana, through Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska to Iowa. Coming into Carroll on Hwy 30 during a storm, their […]

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    Introducing New Lincoln Highway President

    Posted on June 18, 2019 by in Uncategorized

    Iowa Lincoln Highway Association is pleased to welcome our new President, Mary Helen Preston. She and her husband, Gary Hevalow moved to Belle Plaine two years ago to preserve and restore the Preston Station as she is the granddaughter of George Preston and the daughter of Ronald. Mary Helen and Gary are fourth generation owners […]

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  • 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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