Orbital View: Adrift Over Northeast Iowa

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Chris McGregor recognizes his old town in the comments section:

I lived in Waukon briefly in college. It is in the Driftless zone in Northeast Iowa where the glaciers never flattened the land like in the rest of the state. With all the trees and rocky hills, it is not at all a place you’d expect to see in Iowa.

More on that area of the state:

Outside of Dubuque, this region of Iowa is thinly populated. In the western section, agriculture and livestock raising are the norm. As one travels east, and as the valleys tumble down to the Mississippi, much of the land is virtually wild, with a great deal of it publicly owned.