Historical Society of Pottawttamie County, Iowa

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The Loess Hills-- a Wine Lover's Dream

Grapevines flourished in and around Council Bluffs for decades until the great Armistice Day Freeze of 1940s and herbicides of the 1950s caused their demise.  The soil of the loess hills and grapevines were too natural a combination to stay apart for very long and today grapes and wineries are once again flourishing in Southwest Iowa.


Sunday, March 24, 2 pm at Bayliss Hall the Historical and Preservation Society Pottawattamie County presents a history of this industry that was so important to our area and an update as to the current state of the art.  The program will be presented by Andy Hrasky of Prairie Crossing Vineyard and Winery.


The program will be held at Bayliss Hall, 530 First Avenue, just north of Bayliss Park in Council Bluffs.  There is no admission charge and the public is invited.

Council Bluffs-- Where the East Ended

Wednesday, April 24, 6 pm at the Council Bluffs public library.