Thursday, January 7, 2010

Iowa's White Pole Road-- Part 2

Tuesday, I wrote about this road west of Des Moines and have since been doing a lot of research on it. I'll definitely have to visit this 26 mile stretch the next time we're in the area. It is small town America at its best and tying in a common heritage, an old road. Just the kind of stuff I like.

Two other items in the Iowa Tourist Guide of 2009 from the road.

STUART, IOWA-- East End of the Western Skies Scenic Byway, a 140 mile drive featuring long vistas, terraced hillsides and Danish villages from Stuart west to Missouri Valley (Lincoln Highway). Although not on the WPR, this sounds like another great cruise, and, then you get the Lincoln.

CASEY, IOWA-- Slayton Rock features a visitors center open April to Nov. 1st. The rock is a 500,000 pound Boulder moved to its present site by a 3000 horsepower skid.

Thinking White (and Not Just Snow). --RoadDog

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