Iowa Boys State 2019 Held June 9-14

The American Legion of Iowa Boys State is a week-long, hands-on experience in the operation of the democratic form of government, the organization of political parties, and the relationship of one to the other in shaping Iowa government. Through the Boys State objective of learning by doing, young men will learn about city, county and … Continue reading Iowa Boys State 2019 Held June 9-14

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American Valentine’s Through the Years

Valentine's Day has an extensive history of Roman myth, pagan holiday, sainthood, and literature. A rather short version of its extensive history can be found here. In America, Esther Howland is nicknamed the “Mother of the American Valentine” and credited with creating the first mass market printed Valentines in the United States. Esther's father owned the largest … Continue reading American Valentine’s Through the Years