(December 4, 1934-November 9, 1992)

Old WEST End (pre-1990): 5th St., Elma, Howard County

Facing east on 272 (8/4/15)

Facing east on 272 (5/28/06)

This is in downtown, and the black-on-white sign seems a likely indication that this used to hold an IA 272 shield (but see below). In the background of both photos is an underpass - the tan building is built on the railroad right-of-way - but truck traffic is diverted around it because it can flood easily.

Facing north on V18 (8/4/15)

In case you didn't notice, the locals really want you to stop ahead.

Facing north on V18 (5/28/06)

WEST End (May 1, 1990-November 9, 1992): City limits of Elma, Howard County

Facing east on 272 (8/4/15)

Two years before the route was decommissioned, Elma took the mile inside the city limits, a segment that included the B17/V18 duplex. MM1 is still standing, migrated to a "No Passing Zone" sign. If you turn around and go back into town, you see the following sights:

Facing west on 272 (8/4/15)

This would have been the west end of IA 272 for about two years.

Facing west on 272 (8/4/15)

This clearly original sign is at the north end of the B17/V18 duplex.

One block south of the above picture (8/4/15)

EAST End: Stop sign, US 63, Howard County

Facing east on 272 (5/28/06)

Half a mile north of this intersection, 63 shifts over slightly for a 'bypass' of the village of Lourdes, which pretty much consists of a church and a cemetery.

Facing north on 63 (5/28/06)

Facing north on 63 (5/28/06)

This is a bit south of the halfway point between downtown Rochester and downtown Waterloo.

Replacement Clearview LGS (9/13/15)

Facing south on 63 (5/28/06)

Facing south on 63 (5/28/06)

Clearview signs now half off! Priced to move! (9/13/15)

Last seen: 1992 (1991 map)

Page created 11/22/02; last updated 8/30/16

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