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For immediate release:  

May 5, 2017  

The Mother Road Tour

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- A one day commemorative tour celebrating the 82nd birthday of the Iowa Highway Safety Patrol (now the Iowa State Patrol) will be held May 7, 2017.  The Iowa Automotive Heritage Foundation, the Iowa State Patrol, and Keep Iowa Beautiful are the key organizers of the event.  The tour will be led by the recently-restored 1935 Ford Tudor Sedan State Patrol car along with two other vintage patrol vehicles.

The tour will leave from the Ola Babcock Miller building north of the State Capitol at 8:00 am and end in Washington, Iowa, with a refreshment stop on the square in Oskaloosa.  Secretary of State Miller became the “Mother” of the ISP.  She was born and is buried in Washington, Iowa.  The public is invited to participate in the event by joining the tour with their vehicle and/or by driving a vintage vehicle. 

Any further questions, please contact: Trooper Alex Dinkla, Iowa State Patrol, Public Resource Officer at (515) 443-6644 or Executive Director Gerald F. Schnepf at (515) 321-6354.


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