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    102th Anniversary of the Lincoln Highway

    Posted on July 9, 2015 by in Uncategorized

    On September 14, 1913, the Lincoln Highway Association (LHA) announced the official route of the nation’s first transcontinental highway from New York City to San Francisco.  The idea of a transcontinental highway originated with Carl G. Fisher, one of the original founders of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  In Iowa, the route extended right through Council […]

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    National Lincoln Highway Association held its annual conference on June22-26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

    Posted on July 8, 2015 by in Uncategorized

    The National Lincoln Highway Association held its annual conference on June22-26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  LHA members and car enthusiasts from across the nation came together to share their love of automobiles and the Lincoln Highway. The Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental road and it begins in Times Square in New York City […]

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    Bell Tower Festival in Jefferson, Iowa

    Posted on June 16, 2015 by in Uncategorized

    On June 12th-14th, the town of Jefferson, Iowa held their annual Bell Tower Festival. For those of you who have not traveled   to Jefferson, the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Mahanay paid for the tower to be built out of glass and ceramic cement.  It rises 165 feet into the air which is the […]

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    Lincoln Highway lost a key member of the “family”

    Posted on May 29, 2015 by in Uncategorized

    Tuesday our Iowa Lincoln Highway family was saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. So many times over the years, Jeff was a ‘detail man’ to get the job done on various tasks at hand for the Iowa Lincoln Highway Association. He was also a great friend. Our condolences to his wife Margaret Elbert and family. […]

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  • Sign up for the Buy-Way Yard Sale Now Up

    Posted on May 1, 2015 by in Uncategorized

    Signing up for the Iowa Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Yard Sale in August 12-15 is now online on our website. Click here to be taken straight to the sign up page. The Buy-Way sale is a National Lincoln Highway promoted event. This year, Iowa will list those communities who have found great success with the sale […]

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    Recap of April Meeting in Council Bluffs

    Posted on April 16, 2015 by in Uncategorized

    The Lincoln Highway Association gathered in Council Bluffs on April 11, 2015. The meeting was held at the St. Francis Center and called to order by President Deb Rothmeyer. Those in attendance were: President and Crawford County Consul- Deb Rothmeyer, Secretary- Jan Gammon, Treasurer and Greene County Consul- Joyce Ausberger, Cedar County Counsul- Joe Goodlove, […]

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  • Join us in Council Bluffs for our Spring meeting 4/11/15

    Posted on April 8, 2015 by in Uncategorized

    The Spring Iowa Lincoln Highway meeting will be held in Council Bluffs on Saturday April 11, 2015 starting at 9:30 am. It will be held at Saint Francis Center, 238 South 6th Street. There will be traditional rolls and beverages starting at 9 am for time to chat with one another before the meeting starts […]

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

    Posted on April 8, 2015 by in Uncategorized

    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. […]

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    Iowa Lincoln Highway Association meets at State Center

    Posted on April 8, 2015 by in Uncategorized

    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. He was introduced to the group as well as Jan Gammon, the new Iowa […]

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

    Posted on April 8, 2015 by in Uncategorized

    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 […]

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