Monday, April 13, 2009

"Khrushchev in Iowa" Celebration Planned in Coon Rapids

Plan to join in a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Russian President Nikita Khrushchev's historic visit to Coon Rapids, Iowa. August 28 there will be a conference and banquet at Hotel Fort Des Moines, and the next day, Saturday, August 29, will be an all-day Agricultural Progress Day in Coon Rapids.

The interchange between Iowans and USSR agricultural managers that began in 1959, led to years of profitable sales of seed and agricultural equipment. In fact, quite a few Coon Rapids residents traveled to Russia and other Iron Curtain countries to set up and provide training on tractors and planting and harvesting equipment.

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