Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa

The Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa contains a large number of artificial earthen ceremonial mounds built by Native Americans over 1000 years ago. The Americas were the last large areas of land to be inhabited by humans. The first Americans crossed over the Ice Age land bridge from Asia to Alaska at least 15,000 years … More Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa

Iowa State Fair

Iowa’s State Fair is best-known for silly photo-ops with politicians and corn dogs. But being an eastern city-slicker, this was a whole new world for me.  Some photos from a visit.