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EAST (1980-2003) and SOUTH (1926-present) at

SOUTH End of 146/EAST End of [Old] 102: 4-way stop, US 63, New Sharon, Mahaska County

Four intersections in Iowa are more than your normal end. These four include termini for not one, but two state highways. This intersection in New Sharon was like this between 102's commissioning in 1980 and decommissioning in 2003. Clockwise from nine o'clock, showing before (early 2002) and after (May 2003) pictures:

End 102

Facing east on 102

Photo by Jason Hancock

This view doesn't have an "after" picture because on May 13, 2003, there were precisely two IA 102 signs still standing: The "End" sign, and another one facing east near the west end of town. Strangely, the outer sign seemed to be on a new pole, directly across from the second G5T sign - the first is right where it should be, replacing the first sign for 102 west. I called the New Sharon City Hall later in the month, and they told me the entire route was turned over, so I assume those two wayward shields have now been replaced.

End 146

Facing south on 146

Left photo by Jason Hancock

63 South

Facing west, but heading south, on 63

Left photo by Jason Hancock

63 North

Facing north on 63

Left photo by Jason Hancock

Third, fifth, and seventh pictures by me: 5/13/03

To the Old IA 102 West ends / To the IA 146 North end

Page created 5/24/02; last updated 8/10/03

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