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Jefferson Highway car show winner

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Jefferson Highway car show winner

Republican-Clipper photo Car show winner: Peter Anderson’s 1952 Chevy Skyline won first place in the 1900 to 1959 category at the car show during Junkin’ on Jefferson.

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Landmark building gets a facelift

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Landmark building gets a facelift

Republican-Clipper photo Landmark building gets a facelift: A building restoration company from LaPlata, Mo., removes old grouting from the face of the Heirloom Hotel building on West Main Street as part of a renovation project. The company was preparing to tuck-point the building that has been a downtown landmark for more than a century. In…

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Jefferson Highway added to colorful history of the old days in Bethany

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Jefferson Highway added to colorful history of the old days in Bethany

By Phil Conger This weekend’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Jefferson Highway reminds me of the stories that I used to hear about the days when Bethany was a wide-open town with open gambling and rowdy nightclubs on just about every corner. TO READ FULL STORY YOU MUST BE AN ONLINE SUBSCRIBER …http://www.bethanyclipper.com/subscriptions

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Towns fought to be on route of the Jefferson Highway

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Towns fought to be on route of the Jefferson Highway

This is the second in a series about the Jefferson Highway, which is 100 years old this year. Hundreds of towns engaged in spirited competitions to be a part of the route of the Jefferson Highway when the planning began more than 100 years ago for the Pine to Palm international highway. TO READ FULL…

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County had major role in Jefferson Highway

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County had major role in Jefferson Highway

Harrison County had a central role in the construction of the nation’s first international highway just after the end of World War I. TO READ FULL STORY YOU MUST BE AN ONLINE SUBSCRIBER …http://www.bethanyclipper.com/subscriptions

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Towns to celebrate legacy of Jefferson Highway

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Towns to celebrate legacy of Jefferson Highway

Five towns along the route of the old Jefferson Highway will join together in a sales promotion called “Junkin’ on Jefferson” on Saturday, June 3. Bethany and Eagleville will join with Osceola, Lamoni and Leon, Iowa, in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the completion of the Jefferson Highway. Peggy Hansen, owner of Etta May’s Corner…

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In the dawn of the automobile age, travelers passed through county on Jefferson Highway

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By Phil Conger Some 40 years before President Eisenhower inaugurated the interstate highway system, a narrow ribbon of rock, asphalt and concrete brought the automobile age to Harrison County. The Jefferson Highway, named for the third president of the United States Thomas Jefferson and the author of the Louisiana Purchase, ran from New Orleans, Louisiana,…

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