"It all began in Iowa. . ."

On October 31, 1992, a group of individuals met in Ogden, Iowa. Their main concern was the future of the Lincoln Highway, preservation of the road, and public awareness of the historic highway. There are now chapters in the 13 states the road traverses as well as interest and awareness in the 13 Iowa Counties that the Lincoln Highway passes through.
From the very beginning, Iowa's membership in the Lincoln Highway Association exceeded that of the other Lincoln Highway States and continues to do so as interest and membership grows. The Iowa Lincoln Highway Association is active in preservation, education and promotional efforts relating to the Lincoln Highway which parallels modern U.S. highway 30 in much of the state. Long since established and now promoted as an historical highway, the entire length of Iowa's Lincoln Highway was recently designated as the first Iowa Heritage Byway within the Iowa Scenic Byways program of which there are 10 designated byways.

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

Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Lance V. Mack, Marion, on the Lincoln Highway Bridge in Tama on May 16 with Tama Legionaries Lloyd Chyma and Dan Anderson and their wives, following a flag dedication ceremony in the adjacent park. Some structural and roadway surface issues are needing attention it was recently announced to the Tama City Council. News-Herald photos/John Speer

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 63. Just park in the adjoining Lincoln Highway Bridge Park and you might be surprised at the amount of traffic traveling across the bridge these days. The bridge has been on the National Registry of Historic Places since 1987

Classic Car Roll-Ins Planned at Niland's Cafe in Colo

Mark your calendar - Come in your Classic Car or come to see the Classic Cars! Summer of 2014 Rollin Dates (4th Friday of each Month below):  6-9PM (Niland's Cafe Grill open until 9pm on Roll-in Nights!)

June 27

July 25

August 22

Colo Farmer's Market Ready for the 2014 Season!

Farmer's Market in Colo, Iowa will kickoff Thursday May 15th and run through Sept. 25, 2014. A full line-up of live entertainment is planned, produce and handcraft vendors, Reed's Station  will be open during market also. Free lemonade. Niland's Cafe open on site - eat in or carry out. Located at 24 Lincoln Way in Colo.


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