Monday, April 16, 2012

Mappy Monday - Western Iowa of my hometown

Mappy Monday - Western Iowa of my hometown

I used this yesterday on a Shared Memories post, and promised to share more, today, on Mappy Monday. My hometown, Coon Rapids, Iowa, is about in the center of this map segment (2008 Iowa DOT map). I grew up in the corner of four counties: Carroll, Greene, Guthrie and Audubon. East of Guthrie is Dallas County; Des Moines has grown our into Dallas County. Notice that Iowa Highway 141 goes through Coon Rapids and southeast to Des Moines (past Grimes and Urbandale). Nancy's brother, Al, lives just east of Grimes, east of 141, with his wife, Joleen. We visit there once or twice a year.

North of Perry, in northern Dallas county, is Ogden, in Boone county. I have two brothers with homes there. Speaking of brothers, Jim lives in Defiance - at the far left edge of the map image, between Denison and Harlan. Carroll, the county seat of Carroll county, is a regional center. To the east of Carroll, are Glidden (Nancy's sister, Carolyn, lives there), Ralston and Scranton. Directly north of Scranton, in Calhoun county, is Lohrville. Leo Kinnick and his family lived there much of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. We also have close relatives living in Jefferson, Greene County Seat, and Audubon, Audubon County Seat. It really is a small world, after all. P.S. Now that tune will be in your head the rest of the day!  ;-)

Families are Forever!  ;-)

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