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Iowa : Top Five Facts

1. ) Historic Council Bluffs, Iowa was the main outfitting center for settlers traveling on the Mormon Trail.
2. ) A 100-foot obelisk in Sioux City honors Charles Floyd, the only person to die during the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806. It was the nation’s first designated National Historic Landmark.
3. ) Cedar Rapids, Iowa was the home of artist Grant Wood. In 1930, he painted American Gothic, (the farmers) which is one of the most recognizable American paintings of the 1900s.


4. ) Effigy Mounds is a pre-historic archaeology site that features mounds made in the shapes of animals by ancient peoples.
5. ) Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, features over three miles of "sky" bridges that connect buildings.


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