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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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