Along Iowa's Historic Highway 20 (Postcard History Series)

Along Iowa's Historic Highway 20 (Postcard History Series)

by Michael J. Till
     
 


US Highway 20 was designated a federal highway in 1926. For the first half of the 20th century, it was the most important east-west road across northern Iowa, extending from the Mississippi to the Missouri River. The road connected 13 counties, four major metropolitan areas, and many smaller communities along its route. Fortunately, the historic two-lane road…  See more details below

Overview


US Highway 20 was designated a federal highway in 1926. For the first half of the 20th century, it was the most important east-west road across northern Iowa, extending from the Mississippi to the Missouri River. The road connected 13 counties, four major metropolitan areas, and many smaller communities along its route. Fortunately, the historic two-lane road remains almost completely intact and can be driven much as travelers did in years gone by. Along Iowa's Historic Highway 20 celebrates such a trip, illustrated by more than 200 antique postcards that show the personality of the road: town and city scenes, rural vistas, rivers, bridges, and historic sites. Not to be forgotten are the tourist courts, hotels, diners, and gas stations that made travel possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467112901
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/17/2014
Series:
Postcard History
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
654,883
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Michael J. Till is a retired university professor. He grew up in Independence, Iowa, and has had a lifelong interest in Highway 20. All postcards are from his collection of more than 2,500 vintage Highway 20 postcards. His earlier books are Postcard History Series: Along New York's Route 20, Along Massachusetts's Historic Route 20, and Along Ohio's Historic Route 20.

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