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History Camp and a Mobile App: Sharing Iowa's "Best Kept Secrets"

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In 1931 one of Iowa's first Phillips 66 gasoline stations was built and opened on the corner of South Cherry Street and Highway 34 in Creston. It is now the town's visitor center.

The history of Iowa isn't flashy, but the state is home to many fascinating stories and hidden treasures.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe sits down with Jessica Rundlett of the Iowa State Historical Society to learn about some of Iowa's most interesting hidden gems. Rundlett helped create the new Iowa Culture Mobile App, that can act as your guide on a road trip or reveal some of the historical treasures around at any given time.

Charity also talks with panelists joining the state's first Iowa History Camp, an event coming to Des Moines in November. It's an opportunity for history lovers of all ages to gather and learn about Iowa history.

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa