Date of Award
Master of Arts
Charles M. Dobbs
Iowa's Lincoln Highway is a case study of how a highway bypass impacted the small Iowa town of Jefferson in 1958. The study is based on numerous primary sources including local newspapers and published reports from the Iowa Department of Transportation. Throughout automobile transportation history, safety and convenience have always been at the forefront of road improvement. Paradoxically, these same principles that once created a thriving transportation economy in Jefferson also destroyed it.
Nicholas Michael Sherman
Sherman, Nicholas Michael, "Iowa's Lincoln Highway: The Social and Political Transformations of Automotive History and the Economic Impacts of Small Town Iowa" (2011). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 10465.