Rosa Snyder and Humanities Iowa presents:
Off the Map:
Stories of Abandoned and Disappearing Towns Around Iowa
Tuesday April 24 at 10 a.m.
Presented at the KC Hall
Please join us Tuesday April 24 as the Reminisce Society hosts Rosa Snyder’s Humanities Iowa program “Off the Map”. Throughout Iowa’s history, towns have been established following the success of different enterprises. From the height of the railroad and pioneer eras, to the boom of the coal industries; where businesses have gone towns have followed. Many existed for a few years, some slowly faded away over time, and a few never existed except as “paper” towns. Regardless of why they originated or why they diminished, each community has its own unique story. Towns are truly windows to our past and have helped form the history of our state. Discovering and learning about them helps to keep their names and memories from oblivion. Take a tour around Iowa exploring a sampling of these idiosyncratic communities in photographs and stories.
Directions and a brief description of each town will be made available. The Reminisce Society’s programs are free and open to everyone. If you are a person with a disability who requires special assistance or for further information, please call the library’s director, Sonja Ferrell at 641-682- 7563, extension 202.