Kate Goheen photo

New Haven, Iowa—Years ago, the saloons teemed with German and Irish farmers, who drank and fought so hard that this place was called “Hell’s Town.”

Today, New Haveners like Bill Huebsch live a more peaceful life. Only a few dozen homes remain in this rural community, where the wind blows snow across the prairies as far as the eye can see.

Click here to continue reading Melissa’s last post from Iowa. Next stop, the Granite state.