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Posted on: July 4, 2019

[ARCHIVED] The Devil’s Backbone: A State Park System is Born

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Discover how the state parks movement began in Iowa with Jerry Reisinger, college professor, longtime park manager and former district supervisor with the Department of Natural Resources in Iowa. Reisinger will be at the Independence Public Library at 6:30 pm on July 11th with an engaging multi-media presentation about the development of state parks in Iowa. Next year marks the centennial anniversary of Backbone State Park being the first state park in the system. 

Free and open to the public, this informative presentation will be in the Community Room. For more information about this and other free library programs for all ages this summer, call the library at 319-334-2470, email iplprograms@gmail.com, or visit the website http://www.independenceia.org/450/Summer-Reading-Program-2019 .

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