September 25th, 2005

midway

Abandoned grain container

Highway F20L, near Preparation Canyon, Iowa
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And less than ten feet from it:
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I tried to take the two together but my picture didn't come out and the light was leaving. This area will definately have a return trip.

Preparation Canyon: In the 1850s, a group of Mormans (after receiving a message from the "Spirit") broke off and settled here. They built a "School of Preparation for the Life Beyond". It is now a state park.
midway

Midwest Hotel, Pisgah, Iowa

Another from the Highway F20L series. It looked like almost the whole town was abandoned (although there was a post office and a bar) but this was my favorite building. You can almost hear the saloon music and the gunshots...

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looking south
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looking east
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