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Indianola: Ballooning Capital of Iowa (Images of Aviation) by Dennis D. Nicholson,Becky S. Wigeland

By Dennis D. Nicholson,Becky S. Wigeland

Indianola, based in 1849, is the county seat of Warren County, Iowa. it really is positioned 12 miles south of Iowa's capital, Des Moines, on the intersection of U.S. highways sixty five and sixty nine and country street ninety two. town is domestic of the nationwide Balloon Museum, all started in 1972; the nationwide Balloon vintage, an annual nine-day balloon rally; the Balloon Federation of America's nationwide place of work; Simpson collage; the Des Moines Metro Opera, a broadly acclaimed summer season opera pageant; and is host to the Iowa Wine pageant each one summer time. This e-book makes a speciality of the heritage of ballooning in Indianola, which hosted the U.S. nationwide sizzling Air Balloon Championships from 1970 to 1988, and the nationwide Balloon vintage from 1989 to the current. this is often the tale of ways Indianola grew to become the ballooning capital of Iowa.

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