Effigy Mounds, Harpers Ferry, Iowa

Effigy Mounds is truly a sacred place and many Iowans don’t even realize it’s right in their back yard. It’s a National Monument on the mighty Mississippi River and with great walking trails it is easily accessible to view the burial mounds as well as overlook the river.

To me, it’s still a wonder how landmarks such as this were made and then rediscovered. I’m a big supporter of the U.S. National Park Service and all the work that it does to preserve these beautiful places and spaces.

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