The White Pole Road is the original dirt road that began in the midwest between Omaha and Des Moines in the early 1900’s. It went on to become the first certified state route stretching from Davenport to Omaha. As a tribute to that history, more than 700 poles have been repainted white along the 26-mile orginal byway that runs parallel to Interstate 80. The Route 66-like diversions offer travelers a look through the lens of photographer, Tim Florer, (Against the Current, Rural Iowa Ruins) along with original historical photographs and recollections by local residents. The adventures along the road include Jessie James, Bonnie and Clyde, the great flood, and the National Plowing Tournament of 1948 with Truman.
A piece of history, preserved by the White Pole Road Association.