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Excerpts from "The Lincoln Highway," 1995

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Courtesy of the State Historical Society of Iowa, Franzwe, Gregory, "The Lincoln Highway," Vol. 1, pp. 1, 12-13, 22-23, 27, 29-30, 1995


The excerpts selected from this book, "The Lincoln Highway," focus on Alice Ramsey's journey across America. The document chronicles some of her travels along the Lincoln Highway. 

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Source-Dependent Questions

  • After reading the first quote from Alice Ramsey as she crossed the Mississippi into Iowa, what do you predict her journey will be like as she continues through Iowa along the Lincoln Highway?
  • Reading through the excerpts from each county, describe the travels of Alice Ramsey. How did each county offer similar and different stories?
  • How is the story of Belle Plaine, Iowa, an example of how this highway impacted the culture and people of the town?