One of Iowa’s First Roadways Uncovered When Lake Drained
LOWELL, Iowa -- The Iowa DNR has drained Lake Geode to remove the silt from the lake bottom. In doing so, the lack of water in the lake has revealed one of Iowa’s first roadways ever built. “The road was one of the first roads in Iowa, and it went from Burlington to the Indian Agency in what is now Agency, Iowa," said Russ Fry, a Burlington area historian. “It was a major artery for people headed west to settle in Kansas, Nebraska, or head to the gold mines out west.”