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The "American Gothic" House | by James Billson
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The "American Gothic" House

Lindsey and I constantly happen to find bits and pieces of incredible Americana and history on almost every road trip, including this house we found while taking a roundabout, "long way home" to the Twin Cities from her hometown in rural Illinois.


Grant Wood painted his famous American Gothic painting in 1930, and behind the farmer (Grant's dentist was used as the model...) and his wife (Grant used his sister as the model..) is this house in Eldon, Iowa, now known as "The American Gothic House".


Taken on March 26th, 2009 with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28.

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Taken on March 26, 2009