Sometimes, it’s the common man who can best describe something of great beauty. H.H. Winchester made his first trip to Iowa in 1838, bought land, returned home to Vermont, and moved here with his family. Immediately following that 3,000 mile – 3 month trip, he wrote a descriptive letter that spoke of his love of this beautiful land. Ten years later – in 1849 – he sent a 4-page letter back to the Green Mountain State, telling his friends, once more, of the wonderful life he and his family had found in the Hawkeye State.
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