[Graphic] Click here to go directly to the content of this page[graphic] Welcome to Hardin County, Iowa[graphic] Arrowhead that is a link to the National Park Service website
[photo] Princess Cafe sign
[graphic] Link to Hardin County Homepage

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[graphic] A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary

Hardin County, Iowa, was produced by the National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of the Interior, in cooperation with the Hardin County Community Development Council, Hardin County Historic Preservation Commission, Iowa Falls Historic Preservation Commission, Ackley Historic Preservation Commission, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area, Iowa State Historical Society, and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO). It was created under the direction of Carol D. Shull, Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, Patrick Andrus, Heritage Tourism Director, and Beth L. Savage, Publications Director. Hardin County, Iowa, is based on information in the files of the National Register of Historic Places and National Historic Landmarks collections. These materials are kept at 800 North Capitol St., Washington, D.C., and are open to the public from 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.

The Hardin County Community Development Council and Iowa Falls Historic Preservation Commission conceptualized and compiled all photographic and written materials for the itinerary, especially guided by project manager Rod Scott. The itinerary was designed by Nathan Poe, independent contractor with the National Register. National Register web production team members Shannon Bell, Jeff Joeckel, and Rustin Quaide (all of NCSHPO), coordinated project production and provided editorial and web assistance. Yen M. Tang (National Council for Preservation Education) assisted with preparing the photographs. Special thanks to those who provided invaluable assistance including Jerry Aldrich; Lee Babcock; Sue Crotty, Curator of the Iowa Falls Historical Society; Gene Farmer; Judy Staples; the Ackley Heritage Center and Historic Society; and Lindsay Photography.


[graphic] Collage of different scenes from Hardin County
[graphic] Link to Settlement Essay[graphic] Link to Transportation Essay[graphic] Link to Agriculture Essay[graphic] Link to Preservation Essay