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By Kristin McHugh-Johnston

Muscatine, positioned on one of many biggest east�west bends of the Mississippi River, grew from a small territorial buying and selling publish into an Iowa group wealthy in agricultural bounty and production ingenuity. Mussels harvested from the potent Mississippi propelled the town to the prestige of the �Pearl Button Capital of the realm� via the flip of the 20 th century. Booming lumber yards, sash and door brands, and the 1st H. J. Heinz canning facility equipped outdoor of Pittsburg additional to the town�s progress and prosperity. An aspiring author named Samuel Clemens, civil rights pioneer Alexander Clark Sr., the self-proclaimed melanoma treatment of Norman Baker, and different notables upload much more texture to the town�s wealthy historical past. the tale of Muscatine is traced via those companies and the boys and girls who left a legacy of labor ethic that defines the Midwest.

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