March 1, 2019

According to Google Maps, my parents' family farm in O'Brien County is only 63 miles from Granite, Iowa. I am ashamed to admit that up until a few weeks ago, I had no idea that this unique community, with it's incredible history, even existed. Now that I know about it,...

February 27, 2019

The four corners monument - the point where Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado meet - is a popular spot for tourists to visit. It's that very rare spot when you can be in four different states at the same time. Those states have much straighter borders. Many of Io...

February 19, 2019

There are places that simply become defined by some event that happened there at some point in time. That is certainly the case for Gitchie Manitou State Preserve in Lyon County. 

Gitchie Manitou State Preserve is quite literally the farthest northwest property in...

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