Thursday, August 26, 2010

Spirit Lake, Iowa, "The Capital City of the Iowa Great Lakes"

Spirit Lake, Iowa, Centennial Pinback Button, 1879-1979
Spirit Lake Iowa turned 100 in 1979. They made this button and token to commemorate that event. The name Spirit Lake is derived from the Dakota Sioux word "Minnewaukon," which means "Lake of the Spirit." The city turned 131 this year, and it is still beautiful in its role as the "Capital City of the Iowa Great Lakes."