You guys! I am so humbled and EXCITED to be working on this project with Iowa State University. It really is Iowa's coolest little treasure hunt.
If you haven't seen it yet, here is the video that does an excellent job of describing the project and why it's valuable to anyone with roots in Iowa.
I hope you enjoy it!
Interested in looking for your own ties to Iowa State's land grant legacy? Check out this map on the website the team created. (And be sure to explore the options; I'm obsessed with the 1875 state atlas map.) There is also information there on how to get parcels validated by the team.
Locate Land Grant Parcels
Please feel welcome to share the video and the website linked above. Our hope is that every parcel will have its story discovered by the families that take care of it! And I very much want to continue talking to land owners, so for goodness sake CONTACT ME if you find ties to a parcel!
And lastly, the mastermind behind the video is a guy named Jed Findlay...I did my part, but it was his vision and creation. Isn't he talented? He was always behind the camera, which is where I'm used to being!
I'm out for now, but soon I will start sharing the stories of the families in the video, in addition to others. I can't wait!
If you'd like to get in touch about this project, head over to my contact page and reach out to me. I'd be delighted to hear from you!
Hello from the heartland! I'm Krystal... a farming wife and mom. I believe in living life and living it well. My Christmas tree is up year-round, usually half decorated. I'm a lover of logic and laughter, full-fat dairy products, photography, and starting off my days with God's hand-crafted Iowa sunrises.