(July 1, 1920-July 1, 2003)

NORTH End: Stop sign, US 34, Lucas County

Facing north on 97

Facing east on 34

Facing east on 34

Photo by Jason Hancock

Facing east on 34

Photo by Jason Hancock

Facing east on 34

Photo by Jason Hancock

For some reason, compared to other counties, Lucas County's blue pentagons are extra pointy.

Facing west on 34

Facing west on 34

Neil Bratney's picture of this signage in January 2002 did not include the rural signs, so that means that less than 18 months after Lucas County put them up some were changed.

*Original Number, Original End*

SOUTH End: West St., Russell, Lucas County

Facing west, but heading south, on 97

Unlike 68, which comes into Melrose in a straightforward manner, 97 turns west, then south again, then west through two blocks of the business district to end at a gravel road. That last turn was completely unsigned.

Facing east, but heading north, on 97

This is 97's last turn before heading north to US 34.

*Original Number, Original End*

Last seen: 2003

Pictures by Jason Hancock: Fourth-sixth, 11/22/06

Pictures by me: First-third and seventh-tenth, 6/15/03

Page created 3/22/02; last updated 3/26/07

To Iowa Highway Ends Index