Thomas E. Haines was one of Altoona’s earliest
settlers. He came to the area in 1868 and lived here until
his death in 1908. Haines was a community leader and local
businessman who was known for his generosity. Click Here for more.
Neal Edward Smith of rural Altoona was Iowa’s longest
serving representative in the United States Congress. He served
from 1959 to 1995 as representative from Iowa’s Fourth
and Fifth Districts. Smith’s congressional career was marked by many achievements. Click Here for more information.
George Kurtzweil came from a family rich in agricultural heritage.
The family raised corn for several years in Iowa, but eventually
did research on other vegetables they could grow as seed crops. Click Here for more information.
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