Sunday, July 26, 2009

July 12th - Grand Mound, Iowa

The first in our series of cities located along U.S. Route 30, Grand Mound is a city of almost 700 people (as of 2000) located in Eastern Iowa, near the larger communities of De Witt & Clinton. Several things caught our eye in this city, including a neat city park, older style water tower and a building (previous City Hall perhaps?) from 1880.

9 shots were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons, with one added to the updated article on Wikipedia (one other photograph was already present). Here are a couple of my favorites:







Links
Grand Mound, Iowa pictures on Wikimedia Commons
Updated Grand Mound, Iowa article on Wikipedia

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Iowa Cities of U.S. Route 30

I'm happy to introduce our summer series of posts, which will be focused around the Iowa cities located along U.S. Route 30!


Wikimedia Commons / Fredddie

Running parallel to Interstate 80 from Missouri Valley in the West to Clinton in the East, this stretch of roadway was first designated in 1926, replacing the Lincoln Highway. Major communities along the route include Cedar Rapids, Ames & Carroll.

Do you have any interesting facts around or memories of U.S. Route 30? Any suggestions on cities we should visit or sights we should photograph? We would love to hear about them via the comments section below or on Twitter!

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Detailed information on U.S. Route 30 in Iowa