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July 11, 2019
6:30 PM
Community Room
805 1st St East
Independence, IA 50644
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The Devil's Backbone: A State Park System is Born

Thursday, July 11, 2019

A multi-media presentation with Jerry Reisinger about the development of state parks in Iowa in the Community Room at 6:30 pm.

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 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

Find out more information about this year's Summer Reading Program by clicking on the links below: