Statue of Honest Abe in John C. Fremont park in
Bill's beautiful 1954 Chevrolet.
Even a Ford guy can appreciate it
Bill and his wife Karen invited us to lunch at a restaurant called Runza's. At Runza's, they serve Runzas which is a sandwich of spicy ground beef and cabbage in a pocket. Apparently, it was enjoyed by German immigrants.
|Lunch with Bill and Karen|
|Abraham Lincoln Memorial Bridge|
Rather than going through Omaha, we followed a newer alignment of the Lincoln Highway and crossed the Missouri at Blair. One of the reasons I wanted to cross at Blair was because one of my old postcards shows the bridge at Blair.
|June 18, 2017|
After crossing the bridge we made our way to the town of Woodbine to look at some original Lincoln Highway
Nebraska and Iowa are Lincoln
For me one of the nice things about being in Nebraska and Iowa is that I no longer have to explain Lincoln Highway is. The Lincoln Highway was incredibly important to the history of the Midwest. Nebraskans and Iowans are proud of. School children learn about it. The Lincoln Highway and the "Good Roads Movement" brought the Midwest out of the mud.
|Window detail of Dunlap Building|
|Buildings in Dunlap Iowa|
Substitute wheat for the corn and you would think you were
in the Palouse Empire of Washington and Idaho
Beach at Campground in Lakeview Iowa
Tuesday it is off to Denison, which is everyone knows is the birthplace of Donna Reed. Dennison is also hosting the Lincoln Highway conference this year.