McGregor (Iowa) has the nickname “Pocket City” and one look at the picture below will help you understand why. Tucked into a narrow valley that extends westward from the Mississippi River, the landscape where the town was established has helped ensure that McGregor will remain a small town. See more Pictures of the Day here.
If you have fantasized about what it would be like to live in the Old West, head to McGregor, Iowa this weekend to outfit yourself at the Trader’s Jubilee. Sponsored by the River Junction Trade Company, supplier of Old West atmosphere to Hollywood and regular folk, the event brings together period enthusiasts, dealers, and fans for [...]
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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