Exploring Iowa: Dexter

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All Rights Reserved Megan BannisterOne of my favorite parts of an Iowa road trip is exploring the small, often forgotten downtowns of the towns I pass through. While exploring the White Pole Road I found myself in the heart of Dexter and couldn’t help getting out of my car to take a look around.

Dexter, Iowa—population 611—was named after the famous trotting horse Dexter. It also became somewhat infamous after a 1933 shootout with members of the Barrow gang at a nearby amusement park.
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[…] Downtown Dexter: Every time I pass through Dexter I’m charmed by its “downtown” area. And while the Dexter Museum has never been open when I’ve visited, I can only imagine the great, historic glimpse into small town life it offers. […]

[…] Downtown Dexter: Every time I pass through Dexter I’m charmed by its “downtown” area. And while the Dexter Museum has never been open when I’ve visited, I can only imagine the great, historic glimpse into small town life it offers. […]

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