Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2011

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

History

First Advisor

Charles M. Dobbs

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-1427

Copyright Owner

Nicholas Michael Sherman

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-28

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

49 pages

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History Commons

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