(February 1, 1938-1981)
NORTH End: Stop sign, 1st Ave., Truesdale, Buena Vista County
Facing north on 352/Railroad
I'm pretty sure that 352 ended here, at the east end of Truesdale's 2-block-long Main Street (that, or it turned left). Yep, it went west one block, so this picture is of the turn and not the end. This spur and 351 to the north were created at the same time, when US 71 was realigned. Prior to that, 71 went right through town.
Facing south from the same spot
That T intersection in the background is old 71. At the second intersection in this picture, the first alignment of 71 crossed east to west, skirting the south side of Truesdale for one mile before turning north a mile west of its current alignment; see graphic below. At the time of 71's realignment this IA 3 did not exist; an IA 221 came east from Cherokee on 3's present alignment, went south with (present) 71 one mile, and then continued east to Pocahontas, which in Buena Vista County ran one mile south of the current paved route.
This is one block away from the above pictures after 351 turned to go through downtown. The yellow marker was repurposed but the text that shows through is very different from what is there.
NORTH End (1980-81): City limits of Truesdale, Buena Vista County
Along the road in the picture above, probably halfway or so, was the temporary north end of 352 until the rest was turned over to the county.
SOUTH End: Stop sign/T intersection, US 71, Buena Vista County
Facing south on 352
The Business 71 route outside of Storm Lake is co-signed with two county roads. M44 was extended along the north-south portion, although 71's curve remains.
Facing east, but heading north, on 71
The northbound (eastbound) mileage sign was still there, but the other wasn't.
Even though 352 has been decommissioned for more than 20 years, Buena Vista County incorporated the spur into the rural street system. However, that changed between 2003 and 2010.
Surrounding area information: Junction M44
Facing north on Business 71
This intersection, one mile west of 352, shows the incorporation of Business 71 into the county road system (though I think the business route should also appear on the state map). In reality, M44 goes north for a few hundred feet before turning west, and then goes half a mile west before turning north.
LGS in background of above picture
The highway picture has almost completely faded from this leftover sign. (To go to 3 east, just follow Bus. 71.)
Last seen: 1981
All pictures by me: First, second, and fifth-ninth, 3/21/03; third and fourth, 5/10/10; graphic by me, 6/22/03
Page created 4/1/04; last updated 4/14/10