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The main dining room at "The Old Panhead" in Marcus.

Wandering the highways and back roads leading to Marcus shows typical Iowa. Its rural with fields of crops and dotted with confinements and grazing livestock. There is a simple beauty brought by the life-cycle of grain. It's arguable that the newest product from these lands is power-generating winds. Turbines rise up fields to capture the wind. It doesn't happen quite like that, but the invisible current that flows from each turbine onto the transmission lines that have spanned across the acres toward the northeast for decades provides a new export product from western Cherokee and eastern...

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