David Gradwohl, Two Coal Towns, Community Rights

Mark Edwards, former DNR trails coordinator for the Ledges and naturalist, was in the studio with us today as we talked with David Gradwolh, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at ISU, about the native American sites in the Des Moines River Valley and the pottery kilns in the area. We also talked with Gradwohl about the coal town of Buxton , where his ISU archeology team did extensive excavation to learn about the daily life of Black Coal Miners and their families at the beginning of the 20th century. John Liston, former curator of the Boone County Historical Society and keeper of Moingona history, told us about the heyday of Moingona as a coal mining and railroad center, and how it changed over the years. April Burch told us about the People's Forum on the Bakken Pipeline at the Boone High School on February 28 about using the Community Rights movement to resist the Bakken Pipeline.

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