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The Exchange 07.22.22

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The story of Abby Gardener Sharp at the Gardner Cabin at the Iowa Great Lakes

This week on The Exchange we prepare for RAGBRAI, which kicks off this weekend in Sgt. Bluff.

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Ragbrai 2022

We also talk with SCCS Interim Sup. Rod Earlywine about a new construction trade learning site for Siouxland students at the Harry Hopkins site. And how girls are getting hands-on experience with trades like construction and plumbing through a new program at Western Iowa Tech Community College and Girls, Inc.

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Groundbreaking for the new construction trades building
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Sioux City Community School District Sup. Rod Earlywine
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Dr. Rod Earleywine

And we learn about the possible identities of several likely fur traders and their families who were buried alongside what is now I-29 just before the exit to Dakota Dunes. We talk with local history Eric Rosenbaum.

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Dakota Dunes local historian Eric Rosenbaum

We also speak with the Iowa State John Doershuk about a recent dig the site of the Abby Gardener Sharp cabin at the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Abby Gardener Sharp Cabin

We also talk to some college students who spent several weeks carefully digging down near the cabin for artifacts from the time Abby lived in the cabin.

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College students working on archeological dig near Abby Gardener Sharp cabin

Siouxland Public Media's Sheila Brummer visits architectFrank Lloyd Wright's Arizona studio and home base Taleisin. She also reports on new honor for Native American Human Rights legend Chief Standing Bear. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has named a state government building after the Ponca chief.

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