Iowa's U.S. Route 6 got some attention today when Quad City Times columnist Bill Wundram focused his pen on the forgotten highway and new efforts underway to post signs along the long stretch of road.
“These signs will make motorists realize that the Route 6 they remember is alive and well,” says Dave Darby, executive director of Iowa U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association.
"THIS WEEK, I cruised Old 6. No trucks, no signs, just fields of fingerling corn and green blankets of beans. It wasn’t until I was past Wilton and had made a couple of gooseneck turns peppered with confusing highway signs that the name U.S. 6 reappeared.
It never made sense to slice Old 6 off the map.
Those who love the country and peace should be happy that the new signs may help guide humanity back to rural sanity."
Read the full article at "Old 6 Gets Its Proper Name Back" and thank you, Mr. Wundram, for shining a light on Iowa U.S. Route 6 Tourist Association Executive Director Dave Darby's tireless work to get Iowa's Highway 6 recognized.
For more information about U.S. Route 6 and Iowa's Route 6 visit www.route6tour.com
Production on our documentary River to River: Iowa's Forgotten Highway 6 continues. We will join Dave Darby in Wilton at the Community Center on Thursday, June 14th, 6pm to talk about the film project.
We are enjoying the ride!