Iowa is usually considered as primarily a prairie state, one whose chief aesthetic attraction lies in the satisfaction that accompanies the outlook over wide spreading grain field or level plain stretching away beyond the farthest ken. In a general way this is true and it is the fundamental factor in Iowa's agricultural supremacy. But it is equally true that within the limits of the state there are many spots and localities which for unique interest or quiet beauty or stately grandeur can scarcely be excelled within the Mississippi Valley. Since these are essentially geologic phenomena it is my purpose to discuss a few of them from the standpoint of the geologist.
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Lees, James H.
"Some Goelogical Aspects of Conservation,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 24(1), 133-154.
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