On a recent trip to Northwest Iowa I was pleased to see our tax dollars at work! Not only was every mile conveniently marked with a sign, but each tenth of a mile was marked with a convenient marker. Thank goodness, we knew exactly where we were no matter how far between each mile we were. Can you imagine the emergency usefulness,
Me (in an emergency):"Yes 911, we have a problem."
Dispatches: "Ma'am, be calm, where are you?"
Me: "Well, I'm not sure, somewhere on I-20 I think...no, wait, looks like mile marker 221."
Dispatcher: "That's a long stretch of road, Ma'am. How do you expect us to find you in that mile?
Me: "Oh wait, it says 221.2."
Dispatcher: "Okay, we'll be there."
(Click on the pictures to enlarge them so you can actually see the mile markers)