May 12, 2005

*View From the Top

Winterset, Iowa has a beautiful city park. At the end of a long and winding semblance of a road, you are rewarded with this:
(click for full-size if you wish)
The plaque above the entrance tells you this tower was "Erected in memory of Caleb and Ruth Clark, pioneer settlers of Madison County". You can climb the stairs to the second level, where you see a very steep ladder/staircase that can take you to the top.

If you go to the top, you are rewarded with this:
(click for full-size if you wish)

(Note to D: Not a potato in sight.)

Posted by Jennifer at May 12, 2005 01:45 PM


I didn't think Iowa looked like that.

I've never been there, and I'm not sure that I believe it's a real state, but I imagined it looking more like a pancake-flat corn field from end to end.


Posted by: Paul at May 12, 2005 02:47 PM

Nice view. I thought potatoes were Idaho, not Iowa...

Anyway, it's a nice memorial.

Posted by: ethne at May 12, 2005 04:35 PM

I want a tower like that, so I can play Rapunzel...

Posted by: Susie at May 14, 2005 11:27 AM