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Destination of the Day: Young Museum in Bellevue, Iowa

The Young Historical Museum is a one-of-a-kind place along the Great River Road. The house and its contents were given to the City of Bellevue by Joe and Grace Young who made a small fortune in the hardware business. They were avid collectors of antique furniture, China, figurines, teapots, and just about any damn thing they […]

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Iowa’s Skuzzy River Towns

Last week, The Atlantic published an opinion piece about life in Iowa written by New Jersey-born Stephen G. Bloom, I had a hard time getting through the whole article, because I don’t generally read fiction, especially when it is cloaked as respectable reporting.

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The Best Riverfronts along the Mississippi

I get around. I’ve visited every Mississippi River town from the Headwaters in northern Minnesota to Cape Girardeau, Missouri. One trend that I see is that, after a century of river towns turning their backs on their river, many are slowly pivoting back to their watery roots. But, a few towns are doing it much […]

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