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    Some cool video fo 1959 US 30 between Marshtown and Boone

    Amazing 1959 film of Iowa’s US 30 Lincoln Highway News

    Looks like an old State of Iowa Highway video about proposed improvements to U.S. 30. Pretty cool video.


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    Re: Some cool video fo 1959 US 30 between Marshtown and Boone

    Quote Originally Posted by Gorm View Post
    Amazing 1959 film of Iowa’s US 30 Lincoln Highway News

    Looks like an old State of Iowa Highway video about proposed improvements to U.S. 30. Pretty cool video.
    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...dot-video.html




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    Re: Some cool video fo 1959 US 30 between Marshtown and Boone

    In case you're interested in old roads like that, I stumbled across nearly all the old state highway maps in pdf online. Check it out if you want.

    Pertaining to this thread. US 30 was really kinked up in the stretch they are talking about. You can see the progression of improvement in the years following.

    Also one thing to note, and something I don't think many people know. The proposed route of I35 was to run straight north across northern Iowa, without the kink to the northeast, when the original interstate plan came out. Lobbying by Mason City brought the plan closer to the city (in it's current configuration) by the late 60s.




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    Re: Some cool video fo 1959 US 30 between Marshtown and Boone

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    Re: Some cool video fo 1959 US 30 between Marshtown and Boone

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCYWX View Post
    Also one thing to note, and something I don't think many people know. The proposed route of I35 was to run straight north across northern Iowa, without the kink to the northeast, when the original interstate plan came out. Lobbying by Mason City brought the plan closer to the city (in it's current configuration) by the late 60s.
    I wouldn't be surprised if there was some strong lobbying from Albert Lea and others on the MN side for that move as well.


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    Re: Some cool video fo 1959 US 30 between Marshtown and Boone

    Surprised to see a sign for a Starbucks at 5:04 on the video.

    It's somewhat sad to see little towns like Ontario and Bloomington that were gobbled up by the larger towns. I imagine there are a lot of people who have lived or gone to school in Ames who have no idea where some of the street names come from.


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    Re: Some cool video fo 1959 US 30 between Marshtown and Boone

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Surprised to see a sign for a Starbucks at 5:04 on the video.

    It's somewhat sad to see little towns like Ontario and Bloomington that were gobbled up by the larger towns. I imagine there are a lot of people who have lived or gone to school in Ames who have no idea where some of the street names come from.
    Happens in every town. Sometimes they keep their identity and sometimes they don't. In my hometown of Clinton people still refer to the north end of town as "Lyons" even though Lyons was annexed by Clinton over 100 years ago. but no one says they live in Chancy which was another town annexed by Clinton around the same time.

    Des Moines has Highland Park and I'm sure some others.



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