Nothing Behind Me, Everything Ahead of Me

Dipping back into the back log. These images are from the Caves Road Trip that Jay, Willy, and I went on back in July.

On our way to the main course, the Maquoketa Caves State Park, we passed through a virtual ghost town. Scotch Grove. The only things is that it appears that somebody forgot to tell the people that live there that there town is dead.


Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa


Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

Scotch Grove, Iowa

We learned a little bit of the history of Scotch Grove from a local that came out to accuse of casing the town for a future theft. But I think he was covering up. He just said that this Balster family just lost interest in the businesses and closed them down. I think there was a mass suicide, like at the Lemp Brewery in Saint Louis*. Prove me wrong.