capital of Iowa


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the capital and largest city in Iowa

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A sign at Steve's museum reads, "Welcome To Shelby County - Hybrid Corn Capital of Iowa." The greeting honors the history of the 18 seed companies that sprang up in Shelby County in the early 1900s.
Ginny flees to Minneapolis, Minnesota where she takes a non-descript job as a waitress in a roadside cafe; Rose tries to continue the farming operation but eventually succumbs to cancer; and the youngest Caroline, the Cordelia figure, returns to her job as a lawyer in Des Moines (the capital of Iowa and often the symbol of urban, non-agricultural living).
The county's record number of seed corn producers--the most of any county in Iowa--"helped make Shelby County the hybrid corn capital of Iowa," Steve notes.