posted on February 8, 2010 at 2:44 PM
This story is part of The Iowa Heritage. Read other stories from this documentary:
- The Coming Heritage
- Iowa Impressions
- Roots in the Soil
- Iowa's Industrial Roots
- Main Street
- The Iowa Country School
- Three Communities of Belief
- Come to Iowa
- From Here to There
- Iowa and the Civil War
- The Prairie Pioneers
- Hard Times
- The Path to Statehood
- The Tall Grass Whispers
- First People of the Prairies
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