Lincoln Highway Tour in Belle Plaine

Lincoln Highway in Belle Plaine

The Lincoln Highway Centennial Tour came through Belle Plaine on Friday, June 28th. Over 54 cars were in the tour from New York City, headed to Kearney, Nebraska for the National Lincoln Highway Convention. There was an East and West Tour. Visitors from many eastern states and even Canada and Russia visited the museum. Displays of the history of the Lincoln Highway in Belle Plaine told the story of the first transcontinental road in the United States. Starting in 1913, the road went through Belle Plaine until 1937, when the Highway bypass was built, taking the road straight through to Toledo. While in town, the Lincoln Tour guests visited the museum, the revitalized main street, Sankots Garage, The Lincoln Cafe and Prestons station. Mary Preston was on hand to greet visitors to her grandfather George Preston's famous gas station. The station still has all the signs on the side of the building. It was a beautiful day to share the history of the Lincoln Highway with everyone.

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