Blog: Byway Buzz
Lincoln Highway Traveling Exhibition Premiers at the 2022 Bell Tower Festival
An audiovisual exhibition telling the story of the national Lincoln Highway premiers at the Bell Tower Festival in Jefferson this year. Promise Road: How the Lincoln Highway Changed America opens June 9 at the Greene County Historical Society Museum and will remain through June 26.
Update on Status of the Bridge over Mud Creek in Tama, Iowa
The bridge over Mud Creek in Tama, Iowa, will be preserved in its current location, in a decision made at the March 21 Tama City Council meeting. City Council member Ann Michael, who had been pushing to repair the bridge, said after the meeting, “It took the work of all of us to preserve this historic little bridge.”
Thirteen Earth-Friendly Stops Along the Lincoln Highway National Heritage Byway
During the early 20th century visitors along the Lincoln Highway used travel as a new way to connect with nature while creating new adventures! Today travelers are still making connections with...
Historic Bridges Face Challenges Along Lincoln Highway in Iowa
One of the most visually impressive historic bridges along the Lincoln Highway in Iowa was the Lyons-Fulton Bridge, which opened in 1891 on July 4th of that year to much fanfare. Crossing the Mighty Mississippi before the bridge required time and access to a ferry boat, a calculus definitively changed once the bridge was constructed between Fulton, Illinois, and Lyons, Iowa. Not only did the Lyons-Fulton affect the ease of travel, it was a feat of engineering, and an aesthetically captivating one at that. But don’t make plans to see and admire it the next time you cross the Mississippi.
Women’s Suffrage History Along the Lincoln Highway in Iowa
As you travel along the Lincoln Highway National Heritage Byway you can find many cultural and historical points of interest including retracing the footsteps of Iowa’s women’s suffrage pioneering leaders.
History Made in 1995 as the 1st African American Woman Elected as a Mayor in Iowa
LaMetta Wynn etched her place in Iowa history in 1995 by becoming the first African American woman to be elected as mayor in Iowa and only the second African American to hold that office in the...
Introducing Our New Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway Coordinator
My introduction to historic preservation began with the “Condemned Building” sign posted on the door I passed through to get to my desk when I was a graduate student at Iowa State University. The...
The Lincoln Highway Bridge Over Mud Creek in Tama in Need of Repair
One of the most iconic bridges in the 3,389 mile length of the historic transcontinental Lincoln Highway is in Tama, Iowa, and its structural integrity is in need of repair. As manager of the...
Enjoy the End of Summer on the Byway!
by Iowa's Heritage and Scenic Byway CoordinatorsCan you believe that summer is already coming to a close? There's no better way to end the season than with a tour around the most scenic overlooks...