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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Toledo, Iowa. County Seat of Tama County

From Gladbrook, it is about twenty miles south to Toledo, the county seat. Toledo has an attractive county court house building and the unique style of traffic signal that I have only encountered in a few places.
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Near the courthouse there is a museum and genealogical library. Since they didn't open until 1:00 p.m., we decided to look for a place to eat. Cruising slowly through town, we didn't find a restaurant. We proceeded to ask "Miss Garmin," our trusty GPS, and she took us around the block again telling us to to stop at this building. We had missed the "Open" sign on the Trojan Inn on our own.

This is a good restaurant. Try the chili soup!

We returned to the Genealogy Library and file cabinets there yielded a folder of newspaper clippings from Gladbrook. They also have the Gladbrook newspaper on microfilm which I will probably browse on a return trip.

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