Driving the 26-mile stretch of road between Adair and Dexter is like a living history trip. From Bonnie & Clyde shootout sites and robbery locations to neon gas station signs and fork-dipped chocolates, the White Pole Road is definitely worth the slight detour off Interstate 80.
Zipp’s Pizzaria, Adair: Choose from nearly two dozen specialty pizzas. Save room for the cinnamon dessert sticks!
Jesse James Historical Marker, Adair: Commemorates the world’s first robbery of a moving train which occurred outside of Adair on July 21, 1873. The culprits? None other than the infamous Jesse James Gang.
Friendly Gas Station Man, Menlo: Commissioned by the Kalbach Oil Company in 1934, the image of a service station attendant in a blue uniform outlined in neon has welcomed travelers for 80 years.
Historic All Saints Building, Stuart: The former Catholic Church was partially destroyed by an arsonist in 1995. Salvaged and renovated by the community, the building hosts weddings, receptions and other events and houses the Learning Museum of Religious Tolerance.
Bonnie & Clyde Bank Robbery Site, Stuart: About a year after their Dexfield Park shootout in Dexter and a month before their deaths, Bonnie & Clyde robbed the First National Bank of Stuart of approximately $2,000.
Drew’s Chocolates, Dexter: The only candy shop in the country that fork dips each piece of chocolate by hand on a daily basis. And they use the original recipes and equipment dating back to 1927.
Dexter Museum, Dexter: Holds memorabilia from the 1948 National Plowing Match as well as artifacts from the Bonnie & Clyde shootout in Dexfield Park, north of town.