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October 10, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Darcy Maulsby |  The Lincoln Highway


Nothing says freedom like the great American road trip, especially when you’re on the historic Lincoln Highway in Iowa. A forerunner of the interstate system, the highway became America’s first coast-to-coast road in 1913, passing through Iowa from Clinton to Council Bluffs. Long associated with adventure, the rich heritage of the Lincoln Highway endures across Iowa, from the Lighthouse Inn Supper Club, which served gangsters like Dillinger and Capone, to the Youngville Café to roadside attractions like the monuments near Scranton that honor the highway’s namesake. Join author Darcy Maulsby as she rediscovers the past, savors some classic Iowa recipes and explores authentic Americana along the timeless Lincoln Highway.

About the Author:

Darcy Maulsby earned her journalism/communication degree and master’s degree in business administration (with a marketing emphasis) from Iowa State University. After working for several companies in the Des Moines area, including the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and AgWeb.com, she became an entrepreneur and opened her own business; she has run her own marketing/communications company, Darcy Maulsby & Company, full time since 2002. Darcy has written several books, including the Culinary History of Iowa; Calhoun County; Classic Restaurants of Des Moines and Their Recipes; Dallas County, Iowa Agriculture: A History of Farming, Family and Food; and Madison County.


Artisan Gallery 218 is located at 218 Fifth Street in historic Valley Junction of West Des Moines.  Beaverdale Books partners with them to produce monthly book events and will have books available for sale and signing.




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