Straight roads. The width and surface varies as Iowa roads follow the section lines. Think late summer, tall corn on both sides, and you detect on-coming traffic by the dust cloud on the gravel road.

Yes, the norm is changing. Modern highways cross the state. More roads are paved. But the corn still grows tall, interspersed with soybeans and farmsteads with large hog houses.

The constant wind sends greetings from the pigs to passing motorists. Don’t turn up your nose as you pass. Think — BACON!

The Mississippi River forms the eastern boundary of this fine state and here the land is rolling and fertile. The cities are small and proud. Their factories process food and manufacture machinery.

Pause as you drive through the state and discover little treasures.


Buffalo Bill is one of Iowa’s notable sons.