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Iowa   “Must-See”  ここは絶対に見るべき!!      アイオワ州の簡単な紹介

Iowa Map +

Amana Villages National Historic Landmark (near Cedar Rapids) Amana Colonies

Effigy Mounds National Monument, McGregor on the Mississippi

^** Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI)     アイオワ州を西から東に横断するバイクライド
from the western boarder of Iowa, Sioux City on the Missouri River to the eastern border, Dubuque on the Mississippi; last full week of July

^#@ Drake Relays, Des Moines, Iowa | Porterhouse won Beautiful Bulldog Contest  late April, 100422-0424

* Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, West Branch

*+ Iowa State Fair, Des Moines   every August
Butter sculptures at the Iowa State Fair - Wikipedia
Iowa State Fair | Nothing Compares
  Aug. 8 -118, 2019, State Fair Grounds, Des Moines, Iowa
Iowa State Fair - Wikipedia

Butter sculpture - Wikipedia
Illinois State Fair officials unveil popular butter cow - YouTube

Illinois State Fair  Aug. 8 -118, 2019, State Fair Grounds, Springfield, Illinois
Princess Kay of the Milky Way Butterhead Sculpture, Minnesota State Fair, Minnesota

*@ Little Brown Church in the Vale
This church is well known for weddings  ウェデイングで有名な教会

^ Living History Farm, Des Moines

@ State Capitol, Des Moines
@ Old State Capitol, Iowa City  Old Capitol Museum
, University of Iowa

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Tulip Festival, for example, Pella Tulip Time, Pella, Iowa  early May  For more info on tulips, click here
Tulip Time - Pella, Iowa (Pella Historical Village & Vermeer Mill) - YouTube  |  75th Annual Tulip Time Begins In Pella - YouTube  |  Pella Tulip Time Dutch Dancing World Record - YouTube
Orange City Tulip Festival, Iowa  2009 Orange City Tulip Festival - YouTube

Iowa Sate | Des Moines | Iowa City
Largest Cities in Iowa


13826 180115  1855  The utopian Amana colony embraces capitalism - Jan 15, 1933 -
Small Town Big Deal Amana Colonies with host Rodney Miller S1E11 - YouTube
Amana Colonies - YouTube  1855
Visit the Amana Colonies Amana Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Amana Colonies - Wikipedia
Germany > Buffalo, New York > Iowa  1855

born March 19, 1848    Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp (1994) - IMDb
Tombstone - Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Scene - YouTube
Doc Holliday & Johnny Ringo - YouTube

Outlaws and Lawmen
Illinois  |  Iowa  |  California

born August 10, 1874    Herbert Hoover     #31 
Herbert Hoover is born - Aug 10, 1874 -  Herbert Hoover
Herbert Hoover - Wikipedia  August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964, the 31st President of the United States from 1929 to 1933 during the Great Depression. A Republican, as Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s he introduced Progressive Era themes of efficiency in the business community and provided government support for standardization, efficiency and international trade. As president from 1929 to 1933, his ambitious programs were overwhelmed by the Great Depression, which seemed to get worse every year despite the increasingly large-scale interventions he made in the economy.  
Iowa  |  Oregon

Presidents:    Herbert Hoover     #31

Edna Ferber, author of Show Boat, is born - Aug 15, 1887 -
Show Boat (1951) - IMDb
Show Boat (1951) - Trailer - YouTube
Show Boat - 1936 - YouTube
Paul Robeson - Ol' Man River (Showboat - 1936) J.Kern O. Hammerstein II - YouTube
Giant (1956) - IMDb
Giant (1956) Official Trailer - Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson Movie HD - YouTube
Edna Ferber - Wikipedia 
August 15, 1885 – April 16, 1968, an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels were especially popular and included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1924), Show Boat (1926; made into the celebrated 1927 musical), Cimarron (1929; made into the 1931 film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), Giant (1952; made into the 1956 Hollywood movie) and Ice Palace (1958) filmed in 1960
Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin


born May 26, 1907    John Wayne  John Wayne
John Wayne - IMDb
John Wayne - Wikipedia|  Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979, better known by his stage name John Wayne and by his nickname "Duke", was an American film actor, director, and producer...
Iowa  |  California

born October 23, 1925    Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson is born - Oct 23, 1925 -
Jonathan Winters & Robin Williams in Funniest Moments on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show - YouTube
Baby Gorilla from San Diego Zoo Orangutans on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show - YouTube

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6956 140817  "Janie spotted a Pelican, one of pelican babies banded at Marsh Lake in 2010!" Pelican (American White Pelican) Banding Program   
Janie Giltner: Tagged Birds  These are photos of the pelican taken by Janie at the lock and dam 14* on the IL (Illinois) side.   

July 31, 2014: Janie kindly e-mailed us, saying “I shot one of your pelicans with my camera. It's a green tag with black numbers reading 442! I was at the lock and dam 14* on the IL side. He was very happy eating fish healthy looking.  He told me to tell you hello! But I would love to know more about this bird If you have info.  I can send you a picture if you would like!” We forwarded Janie’s message to Jeff DiMatteo, the leader of the Pelican Banding Program; see our Letter 205 Pelican (American White Pelican) Banding Program. Jeff replied to Janie, “That pelican was one of 2000 pelican chicks banded as a flightless young on 26 June 2010 at the Marsh Lake pelican colony in Minnesota.” Later Janie reported her pelican sighting to THE NORTH AMERICAN BIRD BANDING PROGRAM - BIRD BANDING LABORATORY < > as Jeff wished.

Latest news on the Pelican Banding Program
Late SCSU professor's students continue pelican program  St. Cloud Times, Ann Wessel, 08/02/2014 

Lock and Dam No. 14 - Wikipedia
Locks & Dam 14 - Smith's Island Recreation Area  Pleasant Valley, Iowa  United States Army Corps of Engineers - Wikipedia

Lock and Dam 14 Feb 14 2014 - YouTube
List of locks and dams of the Upper Mississippi River - Wikipedia
List of locks and dams of the Ohio River - Wikipedia
For more info on "Lock and Dam," check out Photo of the Week (or Day) 6957 140817 

6957 140817  Lock and Dam
How a Lock and Dam works Mississippi River - YouTube
Time Lapse - Mississippi River - Lock & Dam #1 - YouTube
Upper Mississippi River.... Barge at Lock and Dam 11 - YouTube
#1,... Mississippi River Barge Towboats - YouTube
List of locks and dams of the Upper Mississippi River - Wikipedia
List of locks and dams of the Ohio River - Wikipedia
Lock and Dam No. 14 - Wikipedia  July 31, 2014, Janie saw a pelican banded in 2010.  see Photo of the Week (or Day) 6956 140917
Locks & Dam 14 - Smith's Island Recreation Area  Pleasant Valley, Iowa  United States Army Corps of Engineers - Wikipedia

Lock and Dam 14 Feb 14 2014 - YouTube

7543 141027  Best Places to Retire -  TIME, Daniel Bortz and Sarah Max
Best Place to Keep Costs Low - Winner: Bella Vista, Arkansas; Runner-Ups: Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Morgantown, West Virginia
Best Place for an Encore Career - Winner: Iowa City, Iowa; Runner-Ups: Bozeman, Montana and Casper, Wyoming
Best Place for a Well-rounded Retirement - Winner: Northfield, Minnesota; Runner-Ups: Belingham, Washington and Manchester, New Hampshire

States & D.C.

*  Inge N. Dobelis (Project Editor): America: Land of Beauty and Splendor (New York/Montreal: Reader’s Digest, 1992)
+  Laura Sutherland with Family Travel Forum: Amazing Places to Take Your Kids(Illinois: Publications International, Ltd., 2008)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
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@ Phoebe, an Iowa native
** Kathy Berdan: "Watch the ride - RAGBRAI attracts more than 10,000 bicyclists to the weeklong ride across Iowa, and these pedalers are a sight to behold" Travel Section,
St. Paul Pioneer Press, 100725

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