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Anamosa

Anamosa

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ISBN10: 0738598933 ISBN13: 9780738598932 Publisher: Arcadia Pub Published: Jun 24 2013 Pages: 128 Weight: 0.70lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English

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Anamosa is in the heart of Jones County along the Wapsipinicon River. Initially named Buffalo Forks in 1838, the town was platted as Dartmouth and incorporated as Lexington. In 1842, a Native American girl named Anamosa passed through with her family and endeared herself to those who met her. At Edmund Booth s suggestion, the town s name was changed to Anamosa in 1851. Gradually, it incorporated Strawberry Hill, a small settlement to the east. Grant Wood was born just east of Anamosa and is laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery. He is best known for his painting American Gothic; the dour woman and somber man, who is holding a pitchfork, is an iconic image of the 20th century. Anamosa is now a thriving community and was named the Pumpkin Capital of Iowa in 1993. It is the only Anamosa in the world."

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