Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lincoln Highway

I've been noticing these new Lincoln Highway signs on my travels across the state.  I saw these signs west of Carroll, but I've also spotted them in Nevada (the Iowa town, not the state), Ames and Council Bluffs.

You history buffs likely already know this, but the Lincoln Highway was once the longest cross-country route from the East Coast to the West Coast.  Here in Iowa, the Lincoln Highway has been replaced by Highway 30. But you can still find red, white and blue "L" signs on buildings and electric poles along the county roads that once made up the Lincoln Highway.

Traveling on these county roads, you see the prettiest scenery that Iowa has to offer.  Many Iowa farms are now putting "barn quilts" up on their old and new farm buildings.  Doesn't this look like a picture postcard?

On the other side of the road, the newly planted corn was popping up in rows.  I'm sure these corn plants are quite a bit taller now after last week's 90 degree temps.

Have you seen any of these new Lincoln Highway signs in Iowa?  Do you live near the Lincoln Highway?

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