Monthly Archives: December 2011
Iowa’s design turns 15 years old Monday. Will 999ZZZ show up before the end of 2012?
June 24, 2002: The Avenue of the Saints joins/leaves US 218 near George Wyth State Park in Black Hawk County. Notice the multiple varieties of state route markers on the BGSs, the different letter sizes, and the retrofit of the … Continue reading
Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13. Bah. Second time that Iowa State has ended with a losing record after a bowl game, after going 5-6-1 in 1972 with a Liberty Bowl loss to Georgia Tech.
June 13, 2008 and June 13, 2011: Old button copy signage along I-94 was replaced with Clearview when the interstate was repaved in the (exactly!) three years between pictures. Notably, I-57 ends short of Memphis, but is a giant “St. … Continue reading
October 21, 2007: East end of US 56 in Kansas City. US 56 is poorly signed for its short segment in Missouri and is signed onto busy streets instead of a parkway. (The signage could be inaccurate.) US 56 goes … Continue reading
If this holds up (and I don’t see why it wouldn’t), 2012 will be the first time Iowa State does not play either Missouri or Nebraska for the first time since 1904*. It will be the first time Missouri does … Continue reading
June 13, 2008: On the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago, with the Sears Tower at left, during the 2008 roadgeek meet. I have been on the entire route of I-55 from Chicago to Memphis, although I wasn’t on the mainline … Continue reading
October 7, 2008: End of freeway segment in Butler County, Kansas, east of Wichita. My best guess for the empty space beside the US 400 shield is the previous state route number. US 400 is a Frankenstein’s monster of a … Continue reading
Comprehensive county-by-county list, sortable by county and sport with school and year-by-year search. Look at how many small schools have one or two boys’ or girls’ basketball championships. The Melrose boys’ basketball 1937 title is the only one in Monroe … Continue reading
How did I not know about this?!? If you’ll excuse me, I have a rabbit hole to fall into.