Military vehicles that have been purchased and preserved by their new owners, who belong to the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, are retracing the original 1919 U.S. Army’s transcontinental route along the famous Lincoln Highway across the United States.
The 100th Anniversary Convoy departed from Washington, D.C. on Aug. 11, entered Iowa at Clinton on Aug. 22, and passed through Dunlap on Sunday morning at around 9:30 a.m. after spending the night in Denison.
After the drive through Dunlap on Highway 30, the convoy stopped in Woodbine for 90 minutes, parking on the historic streets in the community’s downtown so visitors could get a close-up look at the historic vehicles.
The convoy departed Woodbine and continued west on Highway 30 through Logan and Missouri Valley before turning south on old Highway 183 to Crescent and Council Bluffs.
A video of the group’s trip through Harrison County can be found online at missourivalleytimes.com. More photos of the convoy through Harrison County can be found on page 5.
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A military jeep that is part of a historic trip across America on Highway 30 passes through Dunlap Sunday morning.
A military vehicle drives through Dunlap Sunday morning, part of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association's convoy across the United States commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1919 U.S. Army's transcontinental route on the Lincoln Highway.
Not all of the historic military vehicles were being driven in the convoy.
A courier bicycle attached to a carrier on the front of a military truck.
An "I Like Ike" sticker and a "Lincoln Highway" sticker on the dash of one of the historic military vehicles. The reflection of a tire on a large military vehicle is reflected off the window.
A historic Dodge United States Navy vehicle.
A grenade box in the back of one of the military jeeps.
Checking out a display on the hood of a military jeep while parked in downtown Woodbine.
A placard on the door of one of the historic military vehicles honors a veteran.
Checking out the historic military vehicles while parked in downtown Woodbine.
Taking pictures while the historic military vehicle convoy is parked in downtown Woodbine.
The convoy approaches the Harrison County Historical Village and Iowa Welcome Center on Sunday morning.
A large military truck is part of the Military Vehicle Preservation Assocation convoy traveling across Harrison County on Sunday.
A historic military ambulance drives through Missouri Valley Sunday morning as part of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association convoy.
Traveling through Missouri Valley on the Old Lincoln Highway.