June 21, 2019
In 1928, native son Herbert Hoover was elected President of the United States. That same year, a small diner along the historic Lincoln Highway, America's first transcontinental highway, opened it's doors to serve the hungry travelers and the local residents of Belle P...
June 19, 2019
When you think about the "Wonders of the World", the pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal in India, the Colosseum in Rome, or the Great Wall of China are probably what come to mind.
But what if I said...the "Jumbo Well" of Belle Plaine, Iowa?
Well, at one time...wh...
June 17, 2019
Before visiting historic Belle Plaine for the annual afternoon tea fundraiser in support of the renovation and preservation of the historic Herring Hotel, I had never even heard of Ladimir Klácel. However, a local community leader in town suggested I head out the beaut...
May 13, 2019
Long before the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System came about in the 1950's, the Lincoln Highway was one of America's first transcontinental highways for automobiles. Iowa was fortunate to have the highway cut right through the heart of our state. You could get...
Sippis in Davenport, with its multiple levels, is a spot to celebrate any milestone
January 22, 2020
Once considered the state's highest point, Ocheyedan Mound is a geological landmark
January 21, 2020
Mondamin in Harrison County is the 'Gateway to the Loess Hills'
January 20, 2020
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