'Inpassable' Dirt Road

'Inpassable'  Dirt Road

Time Frame: 1920

This handmade sign warned drivers that the road was impassable. (The sign maker wasn't a good speller!) Before hard-surfaced roads, Iowa's dirt roads became a sticky, muddy quagmire.
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Photo courtesy of the Iowa Department of Transportation

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