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Friday, August 6, 2010

IOWA ROOTS FOR THE VALLEY'S BURNET BROWN

The Little Brown Church in the Wildwood, Nashua, Iowa. Made famous in song, this beloved Little Brown Church in Iowa influenced the building of the Little Brown Church in Studio City, California where Ronald and Nancy Reagan were married.

At one time there were so many "transplanted" Iowa people in Southern California that there were great annual Iowa Picnics held in Long Beach. In Nashua, Iowa (the home of the famous Little Brown Church in the Vale) a small museum holds an Eagle Scout's rock collection that belonged to Kenneth Brown. His son, Burnet Brown is an adviser to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.

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