Iowa City Park Zoo

This is the last of my top 10 views of all time re-posting. I’ve enjoyed it so much I’m going to try for the next 10 too for a top 20 list.

Sarah's Notebook

One of my favorite things to do as a little girl was to go see the City Park Zoo in Iowa City, Iowa. My favorite part was prairie dogs. A whole prairie dog town had been recreated in honor of a girl who died. By then there wasn’t too much more of the zoo left. There was a monkey cage and you could go into the cages cut into the solid rock of the hillside where they used to keep the dangerous animals. I loved poking around inside the now empty cages. (By the way, out of curiosity I checked. The hillside cages are still there, still empty, but now locked up, probably by the same liability killjoy that got rid of the wonderful tree house my father impressed me by climbing up the outside of and the wonderful 1940s firetruck which was replaced by an incredibly boring set of…

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Sarah S. Uthoff is a nationally known Laura Ingalls Wilder authority and has presented at five of the Wilder homesites, many times at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, many conferences and numerous libraries, museums, and events around the Midwest. She is the main force behind Trundlebed Tales fighting to bring the History, Mystery, Magic, and Imagination of Laura Ingalls Wilder and other greats of children’s literature and history to life for a new generation. How can you help? Attend one of her programs, schedule one yourself, watch her videos, listen to her podcast, look at her photos, and find her on Facebook , Twitter , Google+, LinkedIn , SlideShare, and . Professionally she is a reference librarian at Kirkwood Community College and former director of the Oxford (Iowa) Public Library.

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