Travel the Lincoln or Jefferson Highway to the "one-stop" destination of many travelers during the 1940's. The Reed/Niland Corner provides a self-guided walking tour of this recently renovated site. As you walk along the pathways, you will learn its history and view the actual motel facilities and gas station with its artifacts. A visit to the Reed/Niland Corner will take you back to the 40's!
The logos of the Lincoln and Jefferson highways painted on this pole depict the route from Colo to Ames, where the Lincoln and Jefferson Highways share the same route before the Jefferson jogs south and follows Hwy. 69 to the Missouri line. Pole painting in the early highway days was a common route marker. Modern Polepainting helps to mark the historic routes also.