- What was the original purpose for creating what later became the Jefferson Highway?
- Describe the factors and decisions that were made in designing the location for the highway. What complications were created as a result of some of these factors? How were they resolved?
- What transportation innovations were created as a result of building the Jefferson Highway?
- How did the Jefferson Highway impact the history of Iowa and its communities?
- Compare what you know now about the Jefferson Highway with the previous documents about the Lincoln Highway. Which do you believe had the greatest impact on Iowa (and the United States)? Support your answer with textual evidence.
"Historic Auto Trails: History of the Interstate Trail, Jefferson Highway and Jefferson Association," Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT), Date Unknown. Courtesy of Iowa DOT