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    Vote for 2023 People’s Choice Site of the Year

    WATERLOO, Iowa – Each year, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) celebrates the best in heritage development by presenting the “People’s Choice Site of the Year”. Voted on by the public, this special honor is presented to only one deserving SSNHA Heritage Area Site.

    Voting will run from Oct. 23-27 and will be open to the public at, with the winner announced on Nov. 9 during the SSNHA’s Heritage Site Annual Training at Waterloo Center for the Arts in Waterloo, Iowa.

    The 2023 nominees are:

    Fossil & Prairie Park Preserve, Rockford

    Watson’s Grocery Store, State Center

    Forest Grove No. 5, Bettendorf

    Indian Creek Nature Center, Cedar Rapids

    Gilbertson Conservation Education Area, Elgin

    The mission of Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area is to preserve and tell the story of American agriculture — past, present and future. Visit one of SSNHAs 115 heritage area sites throughout Northeast Iowa to learn more about the history of farming or to experience the new and amazing innovations in the agriculture industry. For more information, visit


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