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New Albin

Introduction New Albin is located a bit off the river in a broad, flat plain called Ross’s Bench. There are many recreation opportunities nearby. Visitor Information Tourism information is available through the Allamakee County Economic Development (800.824.1424/563.568.2624; M–F 8:30–4:30). History Before there was New Albin, there was a place called Ross’s Landing just north of […]

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Lansing

Introduction Lansing is a consummate river town, with an economy that has historically, for better or worse, been dependent upon the Mississippi River. Even if the Lansing of today has fewer people making a living from river-related jobs, the Mississippi remains central to the town’s identity. Visitor Information Tourism information is available through Allamakee County […]

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Wexford

About eight miles south of Lansing, the road descends into a bowl-shaped valley bisected by Wexford Creek that is home to one of Iowa’s oldest Catholic congregations. In 1850, the Reverend Thomas Hore led a group of 450 people out of Ireland to escape the potato famine. After reaching the US, they traveled from New […]

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