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Woodbury County Aux – Vol. 1

A few months back I cruised around with Jesse harvesting the town signs of Woodbury County. I actually took hardly any auxiliary pictures in Woodbury County because we were in a time crunch. We were meeting Bill in Harlan for lunch. So actually hardly any of the auxiliary images on this trip were taken in Woodbury County. Most of them were taken in Carroll County.

Here is the first collection of auxiliary images:



There is still one more collection of these images left to be shared.

Plymouth and Sioux County Aux – Vol. 4

Time for another collection of images from my road trip through Plymouth and Sioux County to harvest their town sign. Most of these auxiliary images were taken in Le Mars. Le Mars has an incredible collection of murals to go with being the Ice Cream Capital of the World.


Plymouth County - Brunsville

Plymouth County - Brunsville

Plymouth County - Stuble

Plymouth County - Stuble

Plymouth County - Brunsville

Plymouth County - Brunsville

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

Plymouth County - Le Mars

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

Plymouth and Sioux County Aux – Vol. 1

Here is another reminder that Friday is the deadline to turn in your entries for the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest.

Here are the rules:


Pufferbilly Days Form - 2022

Pufferbilly Days Form - 2022

Pufferbilly Days Form - 2022

The foam board rule is important, as the heat in the display window is pretty intense. Pictures tend to melt in the heat if they don’t have a good backing.

Good luck!

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A few months back I cruised around Plymouth and Sioux County harvesting their town signs. I took a large collection of auxiliary images on this trip as I found many fascinating things. These pictures might not be in chronological order because I didn’t have the times of my two cameras synced yet. Poor planning on my part.


Plymouth County - Remsen

Plymouth County - Remsen

Woodbury County - Pierson

Woodbury County - Pierson

Plymouth County - Kingsley

Plymouth County - Alton

Plymouth County - Alton

Plymouth County - Orange City

Plymouth County - Remsen

Plymouth County - Remsen

Plymouth County - Remsen

Plymouth County - Orange City

Plymouth County - Remsen

Plymouth County - Orange City

Plymouth County - Remsen

Plymouth County - Remsen

Plymouth County - Orange City

Plymouth County - Orange City

Plymouth County - Orange City

Plymouth County - Orange City

Plymouth County - Orange City

Plymouth County - Orange City

Plymouth County - Orange City

Plymouth County - Orange City

Plymouth County - Orange City

Plymouth County - Orange City

Sioux County - Carnes

Sioux County - Carnes

Most of these pictures were taken in either Orange City or Remsen. I loved Orange City and it is on my list to visit next year during or near their tulip festival. There are a ton more pictures from this trip to share.

Clay and Lyon County Aux – Vol. 1

This collection of pictures are the auxiliary images taken when Teresa and I went on a road trip to harvest the town signs of Clay and Lyon County. The timing of some of these are off because it is the first trip I took two cameras on and I didn’t have their clocks synced. Also, a surprisingly large amount of these pictures were taken in other counties. Like Sac and Dickinson for example.

Here is the first collection of auxiliary images:


Sac County  - Auburn
Auburn

Sac County  - Auburn

Sac County  - Auburn

Sac County  - Auburn

Clay County - Spencer
Spencer

Clay County - Spencer

Clay County - Spencer
This is one of only 3 restaurants of its type in Iowa. I’ve seen all 3 and eaten at none of them.

Clay County - Spencer

Clay County - Spencer

Clay County - Spencer
I want to make a trip to the Clay County Fair this year. It is in September. Hopefully it works out.

Clay County -  Spencer

Clay County - Fostoria
Fostoria

Clay County - Fostoria

Clay County - Fostoria
At first I thought Wonder Whip must be a company that makes ice cream or frozen treats, but reading the sign closer, they make actual whips. Like what Indiana Jones uses. Probably other people too.

Dickinson County - Wahpeton
Wahpeton

Osceola County - Hawkeye Point
Hawkeye Point

Osceola County - Hawkeye Point

Osceola County - Hawkeye Point

Osceola County - Hawkeye Point

Dickinson County - Lake Park
Lake Park

Dickinson County - Lake Park
Dickinson County really has a thing going with Bigfoot.

Dickinson County - Lake Park
I have questions…

Dickinson County - Lake Park

Dickinson County - Lake Park

Dickinson County - Lake Park

Dickinson County - Lake Park

There is still one more collection of pictures from this trip coming.

Osceola County Aux – Vol. 1

I have big news! Big, big news! I would say news of a comeback, but don’t call it a comeback. I been here for years. Rockin’ my peers. Puttin’ suckers in fear. Makin’ the tears rain down like a monsoon. Listen to the bass go boom.

What I’m trying to say is for the first time since 2019, Baby Got Rack is dusting off their fedoras. Putting on their Hawaiian shirts and competing in the rough world of competitive barbecue! How do you like me now!


Baby Got Rack - 2019 - iowa State Fair

We will competing at the Boone County Fair this Saturday! So you should probably figure out a way to get there. And try some award winning barbecue, cause I can’t promise it won’t be another 3 years before Baby Got Rack is in full effect again.

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A few months back I went up to Osceola County to harvest their town signs. It was a trip that ended with me calling it a day prematurely because I ran into some sever weather. I originally intended to also harvest the town signs of Lyon County, but weather.

Here is the first collection of auxiliary images from the trip. Many of these taken in Clay County.


Clay County - Greenville
Greenville

Clay County- Royal
Royal

Clay County- Royal

Clay County - Everly
Everly

Osceola County - May City
May City

Osceola County - May City

Osceola County - May City

Osceola County

Osceola County - Harris
Harris

Osceola County - Harris

Osceola County - Harris

Osceola County - Harris

Osceola County - Harris

Osceola County - Harris

Osceola County - Harris

Osceola County - Harris

Osceola County - Harris

Osceola County - Harris

Osceola County - Ocheyedan Mound
Ocheyedan Mound

Osceola County - Ocheyedan Mound

Osceola County - Ocheyedan Mound

Osceola County - Ocheyedan Mound

Osceola County - Ocheyedan Mound

Osceola County - Ocheyedan Mound

Osceola County - Ocheyedan Mound

Osceola County

Osceola County

Osceola County

Osceola County

Osceola County

One thing I’ve discovered one these trips is that if you want to leave a legacy behind after you die, create bizarre art in a small town.

Ocheyedan Mound was long thought to be the highest point in Iowa, but then Hawkeye Point was discovered a few miles away. That being said, Ocheyedan Mound is more impressive looking. But Hawkeye Point is more touristy.

There are still several images left to share from this trip.

Cherokee and O’Brien County Aux – Vol. 3

Back in February I cruised around Cherokee and O’Brien County harvesting their town signs. Here is the final collection of auxiliary images from that trip.


Cherokee County
Granville

Cherokee County
Paullina

Cherokee County

Cherokee County

Cherokee County

Cherokee County

Cherokee County

Cherokee County
Calumet

O'Brien County - Sutherland
Sutherland

O'Brien County - Sutherland

O'Brien County - Sutherland

O'Brien County - Sutherland

O'Brien County - Sutherland

O'Brien County - Primghar
Primghar – Look closely and you will see how Primghar got its name.

O'Brien County - Sheldon
Sheldon

O'Brien County - Sheldon

O'Brien County - Sheldon

O'Brien County - Sanborn
Sanborn

O'Brien County - Sanborn

O'Brien County - Sanborn

O'Brien County - Sanborn

O'Brien County - Sanborn

O'Brien County - Sanborn

O'Brien County - Hartley
Hartley

O'Brien County - Hartley

The next time we look at some aux, it will be from Osceola County. Some from Lyon County too. It was a trip I stopped short on because I ran into a hail storm.

Jackson County Aux – Volume 2

Back in late January I made a trip out to Jackson County to harvest the balance of their town signs. Here is the second collection of the auxiliary images I took on that trip:


Jackson County - Saint Donatus
Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - Saint Donatus

Jackson County - La Motte
La Motte

Jackson County - La Motte

Jackson County - Zwingle
Zwingle

Jackson County - Zwingle

Linn  County - Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids

Most of the pictures were taken in Saint Donatus. I did not walk the Way of the Cross there to the chapel because it was closed. It is on my list of things to do in the future. I have quite the list of places I want to visit again after I complete THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT.

The next time we hit the open road to look at auxiliary images from THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT, we will visit Cherokee and O’Brien counties.