Monthly Archives: December 2017

Dec 31

Three days, five candidates, five counties, ten years later – 3

December 31, 2007: Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) and his mother make a campaign stop at the Ames Public Library (Story County). Catherine Biden died three years later. New Year’s Eve 2007 — four days before the caucuses — was just as full … Continue reading

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Dec 30

Three days, five candidates, five counties, ten years later – 2

December 30, 2007: Chelsea Clinton, Hillary Clinton, and Tom Vilsack at the Traer Memorial Building. It’s weird to attend a political event when people you know are in the audience. After Christmas, Hillary Clinton was in a flat-out sprint toward Jan. … Continue reading

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Dec 29

Three days, five candidates, five counties, ten years later – 1

It is a well known fact that those people who most want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be … Continue reading

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Dec 28

12 months, 29 states

When I started my Big South Trip October 18, 2016, I didn’t have plans in mind beyond that. The following 12 months — to the day — would have me hitting the road far beyond Iowa multiple times. By the … Continue reading

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Dec 27

Looking back at the 2012 Liberty Bowl

Looking ahead to Saturday, and looking back to 2012, here are links to my pages from Iowa State’s last trip to the Liberty Bowl. (Recycling pixels is green, right?) Missouri’s state of confusion Liberty Bell of the West Shiloh Battlefield … Continue reading

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Dec 26

A very short summary of short Iowa trips

I didn’t get around Iowa much in 2017. In fact, the trips I did take were often part of larger ones: To and from Colorado in April, passing through different parts of southwest Iowa Short jaunts in May around Benton … Continue reading

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Dec 22

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The town of Delphos snuffed itself out this fall, and no one noticed. The community of 25 submitted a notice of discontinuance to the City Development Board that was accepted Oct. 4 (PDF). A lot of the people in the … Continue reading

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Dec 21

Rhode Island renumbers I-295 exits

October 12, 2017: At the time, the exit on RI I-295 for US 6 was Exit 6; now it’s Exit 9. I was traveling south so I didn’t take many pictures on that interstate. This one has two state capitals … Continue reading

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Dec 20

50th anniversary of four-lane 63 in Traer

With the calendar ticking down toward 2018, I don’t have much space left to cover an anniversary I kept putting off. US 63 was four-laned through Traer in 1967. Structures were far enough from the road that there were no … Continue reading

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Dec 19

Benton County in-town endpoint photos added

I said I was going to start including post-1969 pre-1980 endpoints in pages as I got around to them, and fortunately, the biggest cluster of such points is in easy driving distance. All of the Benton County spurs except IA … Continue reading

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