20-year tradition at Iowa School for the Deaf remembers 10 buried there

COUNCIL BLUFFS — Shirley Hicks has heard stories of an old shade tree that towered near what today is the busy corner of Iowa Highway 92 and Valley View Drive.

Decades ago, before the route passing north of the Iowa School for the Deaf campus was designated a state highway, the tree stood guard over a quiet cemetery. The small plot beneath its branches had 10 headstones and 10 smaller footstones in straight lines.

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20-year tradition at Iowa School for the Deaf remembers 10 buried there

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