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Martin Flynn's Mansion and Barn at Living History Farms’ was constructed by Martin and Ellen Flynn in the early 1870s. Martin Flynn, like many men in 1870, made his initial fortune in railroad construction.

Martin Flynn's Mansion and Barn at Living History Farms’ was constructed by Martin and Ellen Flynn in the early 1870s. Martin Flynn, like many men in 1870, made his initial fortune in railroad construction.

Vice President Henry A. Wallace - Served under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and founded Pioneer Hi-Bred International.

Vice President Henry A. Wallace - Served under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and founded Pioneer Hi-Bred International.

July 6, 1881: Kate Shelley, fifteen, crawls across a damaged bridge in Iowa, and then runs another half mile to warn workers at a depot that a railroad track has been washed out. She becomes a locally famous heroine. In 1900, a steel bridge is named for her.

July 6, 1881: Kate Shelley, fifteen, crawls across a damaged bridge in Iowa, and then runs another half mile to warn workers at a depot that a railroad track has been washed out. She becomes a locally famous heroine. In 1900, a steel bridge is named for her.

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins was born in Des Moines, Iowa.

Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins was born in Des Moines, Iowa.

William Clement Frawley probably always will be known as Fred Mertz, the cantankerous character he played for 10 years on television's "I Love Lucy." Frawley was born in Burlington, Iowa.

William Clement Frawley probably always will be known as Fred Mertz, the cantankerous character he played for 10 years on television's "I Love Lucy." Frawley was born in Burlington, Iowa.

Simon Estes, Centerville, international opera singer

Simon Estes, Centerville, international opera singer

17.  Elijah Wood  Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring  Elijah Jordan Wood was born on January 28, 1981, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Warren and Debbie Wood. He has an older brother Zack and a younger sister Hannah Wood. At an early age Elijah showed a knack for entertaining and wowing audiences, and his mother decided to take him to Los Angeles for an Annual International Modeling and Talent Association convention...

17. Elijah Wood Actor, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Elijah Jordan Wood was born on January 28, 1981, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Warren and Debbie Wood. He has an older brother Zack and a younger sister Hannah Wood. At an early age Elijah showed a knack for entertaining and wowing audiences, and his mother decided to take him to Los Angeles for an Annual International Modeling and Talent Association convention...

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