Lincoln Highway in Iowa: A History

  • Norwalk Easter Public Library | Norwalk, IA 50211
  • Dates: March 30, 2023
  • Location: Norwalk Easter Public Library
  • Phone: (515) 981-0217
  • Start/End Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    Enjoy the ultimate Iowa road trip! Nothing says freedom like the great American road trip, especially when you cruise the historic Lincoln Highway in Iowa. A forerunner of the interstate system, the Lincoln Highway became America’s first coast-to-coast road in 1913, passing through Iowa from Clinton to Council Bluffs. Long associated with adventure, the rich heritage of the Lincoln Highway endures across Iowa, from the Lighthouse Inn Supper Club (which served gangsters like Dillinger and Capone) to the Youngville Café to the brick streets of Woodbine. Renew your spirit as you rediscover the past, savor some classic Iowa recipes and explore authentic Americana along the timeless Lincoln Highway.

    Signed copies of the 208-page, illustrated book The Lincoln Highway in Iowa—a History will be available during the event, along with Maulsby’s other non-fiction, illustrated Iowa history books (including A Culinary History of Iowa; Iowa Agriculture: A History of Farming, Family and Food; Calhoun County; Dallas County; Classic Restaurants of Des Moines; and Madison County).