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There are a variety of things to see in the East Central Region of Iowa. In Williamsburg there's an outlet center as well as the Amana Colonies which offer wineries and quaint shops. Cedar Rapids and Iowa City offer cultural attractions, and Herbert Hoover's resting place is nearby at his Presidential Library and National Historic Site.

Quaker homes in Springdale and West Branch, were major stops on the Underground Railroad, organized by abolitionists--many of them free blacks and Quakers to help runaway slaves escape to freedom in the North or in Canada.

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