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Oddball Iowa: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places Jerome Pohlen

Oddball Iowa: A Guide to Some Really Strange Places

Jerome Pohlen

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ISBN : 9781556525643
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256 pages
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This zany travel guide presents a more peculiar state than the Iowa Tourism Office might like out-of-towners to imagine. Leaving out the traditional scenic trips to the Mississippi River bluffs and the Amana Colonies, this guide will take theMoreThis zany travel guide presents a more peculiar state than the Iowa Tourism Office might like out-of-towners to imagine. Leaving out the traditional scenic trips to the Mississippi River bluffs and the Amana Colonies, this guide will take the adventurous traveler to the future birthplace of Captain James T. Kirk, the home of the Lonely Goat Herder marionettes from The Sound of Music, and the worlds largest Cheeto. To enhance the experience of this unusual side of Iowa, the guide includes facts about numerous events in Iowas history, such as Ozzy Osbournes infamous bat-biting incident and Jesse Jamess first moving-train robbery. Iowa is depicted as the birthplace of the Roto-Rooter, the Delicious apple, the electronic computer, the reinforced concrete bridge, and the Eskimo pie. The accompanying photographs and maps will direct travelers to other fun vacation spots and attractions, including the butter sculptures at the Iowa State Fair, the annual National Skillet Throw, the Hobo Convention and Museum, the Ice Cream Capital of the World, and the National Balloon Museum.