“Iowa- An American Portrait”
The film “Iowa- An American Portrait” was narrated by Tom Brokaw. It described the land, people, education, work, religion, and family life of Iowa. One of the main topics of the film was the general view of Iowa- the Farm State. Iowa has more than two- hundred- thousand farms; ninety- eight percent of Iowa’s total land is used for production; with ninety percent of total land being used for the
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Rapids, was a prosperous business. It employed hundreds of Iowans, as it still does today.
The land of Iowa is great in size and full of life, with green pastures, wetlands, forests, and prairies. Some of the first settlers to Iowa claimed that the land was green as far as the eye could see. Despite the many cities, towns and farms that have grown, that statement still holds true today, more than a century later.