Anamosa – County Seat of Jones County
The new library is a great addition for the public. The beautiful structure is a true example of community efforts. The downtown “Streetscapes” project has brought many improvements to the area. There are new businesses opening and the owners are painting and sprucing up the looks of their shops.
Patriotism is strong in Anamosa. The annual Veteran’s Day assembly, sponsored by the Anamosa High School, brings in national speakers, fly overs from the Air National Guard, aircraft tours, and honors for local veterans. One year the students’ project was to have a city street named, Veterans Memorial Drive. The Anamosa Veteran’s organizations are always busy and worked hard to bring the Vietnam Moving Memorial Wall to Anamosa.
Local attractions such as the National Motorcycle Museum complete with antique Harley Davidsons, State Penitentiary Museum, Grant Wood Art Gallery, Starlighters Theater, Wapsipinican State Park, fine restaurants, and antique shops bring many visitors to Anamosa. The Pumpkinfest received State of Iowa honors and is held in October each year. Anamosa is one of fifteen United States sites for the Great Pumpkin Weigh-offs. The Grant Wood Festival, honoring the art work and local connection of artist Grant Wood, is a joint venture with neighbor Stone City.
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