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This documentary, filmed in Anamosa, was intended for foreign audiences during the Cold War and presents a pastoral view of a small town in the heartland of America, dependent on agriculture for its existence. The film is pure Our Town, Iowa-style. Though rooted in reality, the film idealizes a rural Iowa way of life shown in numerous fictional films. (U.S. Information Service/ Pathescope Company of America/ Eurovision, 1957). 30 min.

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