Lincoln Highway Marker

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the Military Road, which ran from Dubuque to the Iowa-Missouri border. In 1913 the Lincoln Highway, the country’s first transcontinental road, was built, and ran through Mount Vernon on its way to Marion, Cedar Rapids, and points west. In the ensuing decades the automobile would almost entirely replace the train for interstate travel, and the highway passing through town, much like the railroad in the previous century, made it easy to get to and from Cornell.

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