Iowa, The Mesopotamia Of America.

Mesopotamia. The name evokes history, it evokes a civilization that existed in the Middle East long ago, the Fertile Crescent. It does not evoke any visions of the Midwestern USA, especially not Iowa. Mesopotamia was located where modern-day Iraq is located, around the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. And yet, the state of Iowa, in its…

Peachless in Georgia

If you go to Georgia, one thing you will quickly figure out is that it’s called “The Peach State”. It isn’t just a nickname. It is a big part of the state. ¬†Georgia isn’t the biggest producer of peaches, but it’s among the top 4 states. California – 620,000 tons South Carolina – 60,800 tons…