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Turkey River

Water & Ice

(Elkader & Decorah IA) To finish my tour of northeast Iowa, Brad took me to see the Elkader Bridge (aka Keystone Bridge) that spanned the Turkey River. Built in the 19th century, its 346ft span made it one of the longest limestone masonry double-arched bridges west of the Mississippi River. The Upper Iowa River could […]

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Grant Wood

(Anamosa IA) I met up with a camping friend who took me for lunch out in the country. Of course, I had to have their famous pork tenderloin sandwich. Wow! It was huge, and so-o-o tasty. It turns out that the famous artist Grant Wood grew up in Anamosa. My friend took me by the […]

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Mississippi River

Mississippi River

(Fairport IA) For many miles I drove along the Mississippi River on a scenic road closest to the flow. However, it wasn’t visible through the dense forest and wetlands. Just north of Muscatine, I found a camp right by the great river. It was nice to be in a park with electric again, in order […]

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