Category Archives: Ruins

Cherokee and O’Brien County Aux – Vol. 1

Back in February I cruised around Cherokee County and O’Brien County harvesting their town signs. This is the first collection of auxiliary images from that trip. Although a good portion of the pictures from this collection were actually taken in Woodbury County.


Woodbury County - Correctionville
Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Woodbury County - Correctionville

Cherokee County - Washta
Washta

Cherokee County - Washta

Cherokee County - Washta

Cherokee County - Washta

Cherokee County - Washta

Cherokee County - Quimby
Quimby

Cherokee County - Quimby

Cherokee County - Quimby

Cherokee County - Quimby

Cherokee County - Quimby

Cherokee County - Quimby

There are still plenty more images to share from this road trip.

Clinton County Auxiliary Images Vol. 3

Here is the final collection of auxiliary images I took on a trip to Clinton County and southern Jackson County. Most of these images are taken in Clinton County. A few in Jackson County. I think the last three are taken in Benton County. Possibly Linn or Tama as well. But I’m pretty sure it is Benton.


Clinton County - Goose Lake
Goose Lake

Clinton County - Felton
Felton

Clinton County - Felton

Clinton County - Felton

Clinton County - Felton

Clinton County - Delmar
Delmar

Clinton County - Delmar

Clinton County - Delmar

Clinton County - Delmar

Clinton County - Delmar

Clinton County - Delmar

Clinton County - Delmar

Clinton County - Delmar

Clinton County - Delmar

Jackson County - Buckhorn
Buckhorn

Clinton County - Monmouth
Monmouth

Clinton County - Monmouth

Clinton County - Monmouth

Clinton County - Monmouth

Clinton County - Monmouth

Clinton County

Clinton County

Clinton County

Clinton County

The next counties we will visit through auxiliary images are Pottawattamie and Harrison.

Clinton County Auxiliary Images Vol. 2

Time for another collection of auxiliary images I took while harvesting the town signs of Clinton County and the southern part of Jackson County. All of these pictures were taken in Jackson County.


Jackson County - Sabula
Sabula

Jackson County - Sabula

Jackson County - Sabula

Jackson County - Sabula

Jackson County - Sabula

Jackson County - Sabula

Jackson County - Sabula

Jackson County - Sabula

Jackson County - Sabula

Clinton County
Miles

Clinton County

Clinton County

Clinton County

Clinton County

Clinton County

Jackson County

Jackson County - Spragueville
Spragueville

Jackson County - Spragueville

Jackson County - Spragueville

Jackson County - Spragueville

Jackson County - Spragueville

Jackson County - Spragueville

Jackson County - Spragueville

Jackson County - Spragueville

There is one more collection of images coming from this road trip.

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This is your reminder that this week’s theme for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE is HAT:


WEEK 349 - HAT
HAT

A HAT picture is just a picture that features a hat somewhere in the composition.

Don’t forget that I won’t be in a position to remind people to submit their images on Monday morning. Going to have to be some self-reliance going on here. Hopefully a ton of streaks don’t bite the dust.

Happy photo harvesting!

Monroe and Mahaska County Auxiliary Images Vol. 3

I promised you more information about the Great Pyramids of Iowa. Here is information from a Des Moines Register article titled: “Pyramids? Haunted angels? These are 6 of Iowa’s oddest graveyards to visit before you die.:

Three small Egyptian-style pyramids at the back of Hickory Grove Cemetery near Avery are the lone remnant of one man’s unrealized dream to be entombed inside one.

According to local records, their construction was commissioned in 1939 by newspaper publisher Axel Peterson, when he was 70 years old. Peterson’s plan was that, when he died, he and his friend, Anton Heymooler, would be placed inside, seated and facing each other with his printing press between them.

The pyramids were built, but neither Peterson nor Heymooler were buried inside. Peterson died at age 78 and was instead buried in nearby Cuba Cemetery. But the pyramids remain at Hickory Grove to this day.

Here are the rest of the pictures from this trip:



Lovilia


Cedar


Rose Hill


Keomah Village


Albia


The next time we hit the open road to look at auxiliary images from THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT, we will hit Clinton County.

Cedar County Auxiliary Images Vol. 1

Several weeks back I travelled to Cedar County to harvest their town signs. On this trip I also harvested some town signs in Clinton County and Muscatine County. I also stopped and took some pictures in Benton County.

Here is the first collection of images from this road trip:


Cedar County - Mechanicsville
Mechanicsville – Back when I worked at the Campus Outpost of the Evil Clown Empire, one of our regular customers was a guy we called Snake cause he had a snake tattoo. Yeah, we were original. He used to come in daily and would put the moves so to speak on Jean, the Breakfast Assistant. She was not in to Snake. I like to think that Snake moved to Mechanicsville and opened a carwash. It is a small dream of mine.

Cedar County - Mechanicsville

Cedar County - Stanwood
Stanwood – I’ve never had the desire to get a tattoo in my life. Mostly because I’m terrified of hepatitis. That being said, seems like a reputable place.

Cedar County - Stanwood

Cedar County - Stanwood
My favorite kind of thirst trap.

Cedar County - Clarence
Clarence – Metaphysical Geodes?

Cedar County - Clarence

Cedar County - Clarence

Cedar County - Clarence

Cedar County - Clarence

Cedar County - Clarence

Cedar County - Clarence

Clinton County - Wheatland
Wheatland

Clinton County - Calamus
Calamus

Clinton County - Calamus

Clinton County - Lost Nation
Lost Nation

Clinton County - Lost Nation

Clinton County - Lost Nation
I have questions…

Clinton County - Toronto
Toronto

Cedar County - Bennett
Bennett

Cedar County - Bennett
I’m not a military expert, but I wouldn’t paint my military aircrafts red. Would seem to make it easier to shoot them down.

Cedar County - Tipton
Tipton

Cedar County - Tipton

Cedar County - Tipton

Cedar County - Tipton

Cedar County - Tipton

Cedar County - Tipton
The concept of this mural is one of my favorites I have seen.

Muscatine County - Wilton
Wilton – This place is literally NEVER open!

Muscatine County - Wilton
I think this is the LSD training rolling into Wilton.

Muscatine County - Wilton

There is one more collection of images from this road trip still left to share.

Decatur and Wayne County Auxiliary Images Vol. 3

Several months back Vest and I cruised around Decatur County and Wayne County harvesting their town signs. This is the final collection of auxiliary images I took on this trip. All of these pictures were taken in Wayne County.

We stopped and ate a Mexican restaurant in Corydon called La Bota. It was very good and I recommend it if you are ever in the area.


Wayne County - Corydon
Corydon

Wayne County - Corydon

Wayne County - Corydon

Wayne County - Corydon

Wayne County - Corydon

Wayne County - Promise City
Promise City

Wayne County - Seymour
Seymour

Wayne County - Seymour

Wayne County - Seymour

Wayne County - Seymour

Wayne County - Seymour

Wayne County - Seymour

Wayne County - Seymour

Wayne County - Seymour

Wayne County - Seymour

Wayne County - Bethlehem
Bethlehem

Wayne County - Millerton
Millerton

Wayne County - Millerton

Wayne County - Millerton

Wayne County - Millerton

Wayne County - Millerton

Wayne County - Millerton

Wayne County - Millerton

Wayne County - Millerton

The next county I will share auxiliary images from is Linn and also Jones.