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Iowa is not flat as a pancake, despite what most people think.Northeast of Cedar Rapids is actually pretty hilly.Many towns are so insular that farmers from another county are strangers.Historically, at least since 1900, whether because it was too hard to get to, too uninviting, or promised too little, few newcomers chose to knock on America's Heartland door.The state's name derives from the Ioway Indians, one of several tribes that used to call the region home. Iowa's capital and largest city is Des Moines (pop: 203,000), whose primary business is insurance.The state is 91 percent white.* On the state's eastern edge lies the Mississippi River, dotted with towns with splendid names like Keokuk, Toolesboro, Fruitland, Muscatine, Montpelier, Buffalo, Sabula, Davenport, Dubuque, and Guttenberg.It's been this way since 1972, and there are no signs that it's going to change.In a perfect world, no way would Iowa ever be considered representative of America, or even a small part of it. There are few minorities, no sizable cities, and the state's about to lose one of its five seats in the U. House because its population is shifting; any growth is negligible.

Not much travels along the muddy and polluted Mississippi these days except rusty-bucket barges of grain and an occasional kayaker circumnavigating garbage, beer cans, and assorted debris.

Almost every other Mississippi river town is the same; they're some of the skuzziest cities I've ever been to, and that's saying something.

On Iowa's western frontier lies the Missouri River, which girds a huge, sparsely populated agricultural region anchored by Sioux City (pop: 83,000) in the state's far northwest and Council Bluffs (pop: 62,230), across from the Nebraska hub of Omaha.

Eskimo Pies, the original I-Scream Bar, was invented by a Danish immigrant in Onawa, a tiny town not far from the Missouri, and today you can visit an Eskimo Pie display at the Monona County Historical Museum there.

In between these two great, defining rivers, Iowa is a place of bizarre contrasts. Senators are emblematic of this schizophrenia: Fundamentalist Republican Charles Grassley and Ultra-liberal Democrat Tom Harkin. Insular Iowa is also home to the most conservative, and, some say, wackiest congressman in America, Republican Rep.

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