Historic resources are the legacies of the past that are associated with physical elements of the landscape. These physical elements can be natural or man-made, reflect the actions of people, and may include buildings, archaeological sites, people, examples of human activity, and themes. Historic features can be inventoried, mapped, and interpreted. They possess integrity of location, design, setting, material, workmanship, feeling, and association. These historic resources have shaped the Northeast Iowa region’s past, and by doing so, have impacted its present. They educate the viewer, stir an appreciation of the past, and influence our future.