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Learn history of bison in Iowa Aug. 15

Learn about the history of bison in Iowa at a program in Fairfield on Aug. 15.
Learn about the history of bison in Iowa at a program in Fairfield on Aug. 15.
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A program on the history of bison in Iowa will be held from 2-3 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Jefferson County Park shelter No. 3.

The event is hosted by Jefferson County Conservation and the Carnegie Historical Museum.

A “buffalo” head has overlooked the Carnegie Library since 1900. Although the library has moved, the bison remains above the stairs to the third floor. Come learn how bison were a keystone species in North American prairies. Pete Eyheralde, an Assistant Professor of Biology at William Penn University and a bison rancher in southern Iowa for the last 20 years, will share the natural history of bison in the eastern tallgrass prairie and look at new findings from research in Iowa.