The Great White Way | Iowa PBS Explores

Apr 27, 2020  | 5 min  | 101

Just off of i-80 between Council Bluffs and Des Moines, sits a 26 mile stretch of road with white painted telephone poles. Hundreds of them connect five communities between Adair and Dexter. While these might look like a novel roadside attraction, it is actually a historically significant part of Iowa’s highway system and it was once part of the road that connected America from coast to coast.