Charles Hyde and David Vredenburg opened the store in the small town in 1933. It's since grown to have over 240 stores in the Midwest and counting. These days the original Hy Vee serves as a community center and is on the list of National Historic Places.
One of the most distinguished astronauts in U.S. History is from Beaconsfield, IA
Peggy Whitson was born in Beaconsfield, Iowa in 1960. When she saw the moon landing in 1969, Whitson was inspired to become an astronaut.
She became the first woman ever to command the International Space Station (doing so twice). She also accrued more than 665 days in space, making her the most experienced astronaut in the history of NASA.
Tiny little Beaconsfield may never be a metropolis but it sure has a lot to be proud of.
Randy McDaniel grew up on a small farm near Leota, Minnesota during the classic baby-boomer years of the 1960s and 1970s. These are his stories of growing up in the idyllic world of southwest Minnesota.
Standing Where South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota Meet
Wanna stand in three states at once? You can do just that at the Tri-State Iron Monument just outside the city of Valley Springs, South Dakota.
It's a simple monument, but it's neat to know so much history lies in the area. You just have to know where to look.
10 Smallest Towns in South Dakota
South Dakota is loaded with small towns in every corner of the state. But where are the tiniest towns in the Mount Rushmore state?
According to the latest census data, here are the ten smallest towns in all of South Dakota. You won't believe which tiny town lands at number one.