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Sculpture at Simpson College

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By: Claire Powell
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Simpson College in Indianola is the now home to the new sculpture, "God Bless America" created by Seward Johnson. It is based off of Grant Wood's painting, "American Gothic."

The life-size sculpture traveled from Dubuque in eight pieces. It stands at twenty-five feet and weighs 30,000 pounds.

"It's the Iowa History Center here at Simpson College that brought it, and our goal at the history center is to bring history to Iowans and promote Iowa history and what better way to do that than with this statue," said Bill Friedricks of the Iowa History Center.

The sculpture will stay at the college until December then head to a new home.

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