Amana Colonies Iowa
This is a dashcam video of driving through three of the Amana Colonies villages in Iowa. I visited there in June 2016.
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Music Man Square, Mason City, Iowa. Travel USA, Mr. Peacock & Friends, Hidden Treasures
On Mr. Peacock’s latest adventure, they discovered a hidden treasure of Music Man Square & the boyhood home of its composer Meredith Wilson In Mason City, Iowa. See all the hidden treasures from his boyhood home and the wonderful Music Man Square creation from the original movie from Mr. Peacock & Mrs. Peacock in their latest adventure.
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American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa
Detours staff Mary Pearson and Stephanie Best visit the American Gothic House in Eldon, Iowa to learn the story behind the inspiration to Grant Wood's famous painting American Gothic.
The Music Man Square city recreation
The Music Man Square - Mason City, Iowa - June 2017
Hotel Julien Dubuque and Art on the River, Dubuque
The Hotel Julien Dubuque offers a rich blend of style, services, and history. And the Art on the River program offers a walkers a unique cultural experience.
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So Much To Do In The Smallest County in Iowa
Adams County, the smallest county in Iowa, is home to: Corning Winery's floating tasting room, Johnny Carson's birthplace, Corning Centers of Fine Arts, Corning Opera House (on the National Register of Historic Places).
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Montana Roadtrip Timelapse
Join me on a 5,700 mi. journey which takes us from Illinois to Montana and back, passing through Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa over the course of three weeks.
A frame was captured every 10 seconds to make this timelapse. At highway speeds, that translates to about 4.5 miles per second. The entire trip takes about 26 minutes. I took this trip over the course of 3 weeks and most of the driving portions are represented here. I excluded short distances or any period of time I stayed in the same area.
Inigo - The Wavers
Dreamcatcher - Bane Djakovic
A Thousand Years - Esther Garcia
Afternoon - Bane Djakovic
Demain je change de vie (Instrumental Version) - LÖHSTANA DAVID
Infinity - Marco Margna
Build Up - Matti Paalanen
Epic Future - Soundbay
Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Don Luis - PEPE FRÍAS
Versailles (Le Bal) - Pascal Poncaeu
Amana Colonies I Des Moines I IOWA I Music Robert Levy
The Amana Colonies are seven villages on 26,000 acres (11,000 ha) located in Iowa County in east-central Iowa, United States: Amana (or Main Amana), East Amana, High Amana, Middle Amana, South Amana, West Amana, and Homestead. The villages were built and settled by German Pietists, who were persecuted in their homeland by the German state government and the Lutheran Church. Calling themselves the True Inspiration Congregations (German: Wahre Inspiration's Gemeinden), they first settled in New York near Buffalo in what is now the town of West Seneca. However, seeking more isolated surroundings, they moved to Iowa (near present-day Iowa City) in 1856. They lived a communal life until 1932.
For eighty years, the Amana Colony maintained an almost completely self-sufficient local economy, importing very little from the industrializing American economy. The Amanians were able to achieve this independence and lifestyle by adhering to the specialized crafting and farming occupations that they had brought with them from Europe. Craftsmen passed their skills and techniques on from one generation to the next. They used hand, horse, wind, and water power, and made their own furniture, clothes, and other goods. The community voted to form a for-profit organization during the Great Depression, the Amana Society, which included the Amana Corporation.
Today, the Seven Villages of Amana are a tourist attraction known for its restaurants and craft shops. The colony was listed as a National Historic Landmark in 1965.