The fighting Sullivan Brothers at the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum in Waterloo, Iowa. The Sullivan Brothers all died on the same day in 1942 when their ship was sunk during World War II. Their deaths were the cause of a new Federal law providing for "sole surviving son" status which meant the last surviving son of any family could not go into combat. The law, however, was not adopted until 1948.
Scupture "76 Trombones" at Musicman Square, one of the permanent sculptures on display in the "Sculptures on Display" walk in Mason City, Iowa. Each year the city purchases one of the 50 or more sculptures being displayed for permanent display in the city.
Near the visitor's center for the Wind Cave National Park we finally saw more than one bison at a time. Notice in the clear space at the top, just left of center, there is a wolf visible against the open sky. We did not see the wolf while taking the photos.
The Omaha Zoo is listed as the second of the top ten zoos for 2017. Grandpa Roy felt it was a very poor zoo and has no idea how it can be rated so highly. High artificial stones blocked most views of outdoor animal displays and the small viewing areas were so crowded, it was impossible to get near the openings to look for the animals. There were no drinking fountains, they expected one to pay $2.50 for a bottle of water.