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Vote for Your Favorite Heritage Area Site

Northeast Iowa – Each year, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA)
celebrates the best in heritage development by presenting Golden Silo Awards to individuals
and organizations whose contributions demonstrate outstanding excellence in preserving and
telling America’s agricultural story. For the third year in a row, the award for the People’s
Choice “Site of the Year” is being left to the public to decide.

From March 7-13, voting will be open at www.silosandsmokestacks.org, with the winner
announced during the annual Golden Silo Awards ceremony on April 6 in Waterloo. This
year’s People’s Choice “Site of the Year” nominees include:

 Four Mounds Inn, Dubuque

 Heartland Acres Agribition Center, Independence

 University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, Iowa City

Want to know if your favorite site won? This year’s Golden Silo Award winners will be
announced during a live Facebook wall feed of the awards ceremony on April 6, from 12:00-
1:30 p.m. at www.facebook.com/ssnha.

Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is one of 49 federally designated heritage areas
in the nation and is an Affiliated Area of the National Park Service. The Heritage Area covers
37 counties in the northeast quadrant of Iowa. Interstate 80 borders it on the south and
Interstate 35 borders it on the west. Through a network of sites, programs and events,
SSNHA interprets farm life, agribusiness and rural communities – past and present.

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