Preparation, Iowa facts for kids

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Preparation is a ghost town in Monona County, in the U.S. state of Iowa.

History

Preparation was founded in 1853 by a commune of Mormons led by Charles B. Thompson. The community was named from their belief that life on Earth was a preparation for the afterlife. A post office was established at Preparation in 1854, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904.

The site of Preparation is now a part of Preparation Canyon State Park.


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