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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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