947. Palmer

March 20, 2003: A Fort Dodge Messenger newsrack in Palmer announces the beginning of U.S. military action in Iraq.

Fourteen years and five ISU men’s basketball coaches ago, I took my first solo multi-day trip to photograph Iowa highways.

Palmer was the first town on March 20, 2003, that I had never been to before. I have not been back since. That makes it my least-recently-visited town in Iowa. But I was glad I got there, because a month later IA 315 was decommissioned (Pocahontas County signed agreements before the mass turnover later that year).

One of these days I’ll get back and see what things look like now. But that will be part of plans yet to be made.

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