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Silos & Smokestacks Featured on National Lifestyle Show

Northeast Iowa – Travelers from all over the United States will soon get a chance to
learn how America’s agricultural story is being preserved in a 37-county region of
Northeast Iowa. The region, known as Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area
(SSNHA), will be part of an upcoming travel feature on the morning lifestyle show, the
Art of Living with Marilu Henner. The segment is scheduled to broadcast nationally on
the Travel Channel at 6:30 a.m. (CST) on Wednesday, October 27. If you are unable to
view the segment or want a sneak preview, it may be also be viewed at

In the feature, SSNHA President Don Short, shares the background of the region along
with the national significance that lead to it being designated by Congress as a National
Heritage Area. In the region the story is actively preserved through partnerships with
more than 100 cultural sites and attractions, ranging from farms and vineyards to
museums and historic sites. The segment offers viewers a glimpse into the Heritage
Area by following a family’s trip to a number of SSNHA Partner Sites.

“This is a unique opportunity to share the region’s unique story on a national level,”
remarked Don Short, SSNHA President. “We hope that viewers will be enticed to come
and experience firsthand all Iowa and the Heritage Area has to offer.”

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. To learn more about Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area, please visit

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