Living in Iowa
Effigy Mounds National Monument (#1244)
Effigy Mounds National Monument preserves some of the few remaining structures built centuries ago by Native Americans in Iowa. In 2001, a new 1,000 acre addition was made, which contains several state-endangered species, two bear effigies, some linear mounds and other archaeological sites. The new Heritage Addition will also connect the mounds to the Yellow River State Forest, protecting the birds which migrate along the Yellow River.
This week, Living in Iowa hikes the trails and rides the waters of this area, which will not be open to the public for several years.
Also on Living in Iowa, meet Manchester native Susan Werner, who writes songs that interpret life and love with Midwestern honesty. When she's not recording, Werner is travelling, playing over 200 shows in a typical year - in places ranging from The Civic Center in Des Moines to The Beacon Theatre in New York City.
Living in Iowa spent some time with Werner at her family's farm in Manchester, and caught an Ames performance by one of the state's premier singer/songwriters.
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
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