A list indicating mileage from the Blue Top Motel to surrounding cities, undated

Dublin Core

Description

This mileage sheet was likely given as a resource to guests and potential guests of the Blue Top Motel to show the driving distances between the motel in Coralville and several cities in Iowa, as well as larger cities in Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Missouri. The sheet states the following:

"Mileage from Blue Top to
Iowa City.......3
Univ. Hospital......2
Vet's Hospital......2
Oakdale San.......3
Cedar Rapids......22
Newton........69
Grinnell........42
Des Moines......115
Ames........128
Omaha........255
Minneapolis......288
Waterloo.......89
Burlington.......81
Mason City......170
Kansas City......300
Davenport.......60
Clinton.......100
Chicago.......223
St. Louis .......264"

The distance from the Blue Top Motel to the local hospitals was of particular importance to the out-of-town guests who were staying while a loved one received prolonged treatments or recovered from a surgery.

Publisher

Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.

Date

Unknown

Contributor

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given.

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Type

Coverage

Coralville, Iowa

Files

SmithL3.jpg

Citation

“A list indicating mileage from the Blue Top Motel to surrounding cities, undated,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed July 2, 2022, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/283.

Social Bookmarking