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History of the Butterfly, part 18: Mahaska Goes to Europe

George Catlin was an American painter.  He painted scenes from the American west, and he specialized in paintings of Native Americans.  He started in about 1830.  By 1837 he was exhibiting the paintings in New York, and there he was … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 14: Mahaska

One of the things about living in Iowa is that we have some unique names for places.  Those places are named for people.  I grew up in Mahaska County and went to North Mahaska schools.  I knew that Mahaska County … Continue reading

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