Bill of Rights –
Just a few steps from the entrance of the Poweshiek County Courthouse there is a monument to the first 10 amendments to the U. S. Constitution. It is the FIRST Bill of Rights monument in the nation.
A local resident, Hazel Sig-Hester (who was 86 years old when the monument was dedicated) was responsible for making this happen. She said she had heard about Chris Bliss, a
Other locations across the nation are considering putting monuments to the Bill of Rights where people can see it, some legislatures are actually getting behind this action with funding, but regardless,
Ms. Sig-Hester encouraged her local community to come back to the site on an annual basis and read their rights to remember them and to always be willing to fight for them. Good advice from a dedicated citizen.