Courtesy of Library of Congress, Vachon, John, "Highway through fertile land of Grundy County, Iowa," April 1940
This photo captures a car driving through Grundy County, Iowa, in 1940. The image shows a farm in the background and the road is passing through fertile farm land.
- What man-made features are seen in this image?
- Does any part of this image show how Iowa looked prior to being settled?
- How can this image be used to show one way people move across Iowa?
- Compare this photo to the Bird's-Eye View of Iowa City and the photo of 1881 Railroad Map of Iowa. Based on these photos, describe the changes to how people and goods have moved throughout Iowa over the years.
Vachon, John, "Highway through fertile land of Grundy County, Iowa," April 1940. Courtesy of Library of Congress