It was in August of 1924 that A.R. Brandenburg came to Independence and opened his jewelry store at 205 1st St. E (The Brandenburg store in Waverly go... (read more)
The purpose for which this Historical Society is organized is to discover, collect, conserve and secure for the future Generations properties, artifacts, and information significant to the heritage of Buchanan County, Iowa and to serve the educational needs of its citizens by preserving these historical resources and making them available to the public.
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Silos & Smokestacks The seed of a dream sprouted in 1991 when Silos & Smokestacks was formed. In 1996 the dream bloomed as a National Heritage Area. Countless devoted people have nursed that dream into a welcoming reality.