I stated in a blog post on Sunday (that has some interesting information in the comments section – Click on this link: Town Sign Project: Boone County) that I’m going to start breaking these signs down by county. When I looked into it, I had already taken a picture of every incorporated town in Greene County. I was only missing two signs from Story County.
While I was snooping around Story County looking at the Unincorporated Communities of Fernald and Shipley, I made another decision to not seek out unincorporated communities in future searches. Not because I have a disdain for Unincorporated communities, but because basically they don’t have signs. If they do, it is only the DOT sign that points out that a community exists here. Moingona has really been the only exception here. So, unless I just happen to stumble across an unincorporated community or get a tip, they are out.
Here are the the town signs of Greene County (Population is based on 2010 Census):
Jefferson, Iowa – 4,435
I would give Scranton the award for the best town sign in Greene County. Ralston would probably be last.
Here are the town signs from Story County.
Ames, Iowa – 58,965
I would say that Collins has the best town sign in Story County. Sheldahl is is also solid. The worst is either Ames or Zearing.
Pastor Sarah once asked me what my favorite sign is so far. Of the three counties we’ve been over, these would be my Top 5:
#5. Scranton, Iowa
Now, that is how I feel today. I’m sure if asked tomorrow, I would rank a different Top5. But I think the Top 3 is pretty solid.
This is your reminder that this week’s THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme is RUINS:
A RUINS picture is any picture of something that has seen better days.
Happy photo harvesting!