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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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  • Promoting Lifelong Learning, Empowering Individuals, Enriching Lives, & Achieving Excellent

    Posted on July 15, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    By The Wallace Winkie Foundation Seen in the Fall 2018 Issue  The Wallace Winkie Foundation is accepting nominations for the Lifelong Learner Hall of Fame through August 24. Inductees into the hall of fame will be honored for their contributions—through example, discovery, or leadership—to the promotion of lifelong learning (the process of gaining, either formally […]

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  • KCRG–TV “Our Town” Comes to Tama

    Posted on July 15, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    By Jan Gammon LHHB Coordinator, Prairie Rivers of Iowa As Seen in the Fall 2018 Issue Beth Malicki and a cameraman from KCRG-TV came to Tama County on June 4th-6th to interview people at highlighted locations around the county. Among those interviewed were Anne Michaels, past president and member of the Tama Historic Preservation Commission; […]

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  • Clinton County Quarterly Update

    Posted on July 15, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    As seen in the 2018 Summer Issue By Cathie Nichols, ILHA President I have an update on the three bridges at Syracuse, between Calamus and Wheatland. I have finally tracked down the owner of the property we are interested in, beside the Wapsipinicon River and between the 1913 and the 1928 sections of highway. He […]

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