Lincoln Hwy lecture set for RailsWest Museum

Here’s a release reprinted from Southwest Iowa News about a talk this Sunday in Council Bluffs.


The Historical Society of Pottawattamie County will celebrate the Lincoln Highway in the final lecture of its spring lecture series at the RailsWest Railroad Museum, 16th Avenue and South Main Street.

On Sunday, Francie O’Leary, project manager for the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway in western Iowa, will speak. The presentation is free to the public and will cover the story of the Lincoln Highway and explain how historic byway development can benefit the communities along the route. The lecture starts at 2 p.m.

For the past year, O’Leary has researched historical photos and literature for Pottawattamie, Harrison, Crawford, Carroll and Greene counties to be developed into a traveling Lincoln Highway exhibit.

More historic photos, stories and information related to the Lincoln Highway route from 1900 to 1940 are sought. The public is encouraged to bring any related material. Scanning and recording equipment will be available in the museum following the presentation until 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact O’Leary at (712) 792-4415, francieoleary@gmail.com or go online to http://www.mmdividercd.org.

The Historical Society encourages owners of classic automobiles to motor on down to the RailsWest to show them off. For more information, contact the Historical Society at 323-2509 or info@thehistoricalsociety.org.

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