Of Iowa’s many bits of rare scenery, none excel in picturesque beauty the Ledges. It is a rugged region full of life, romance, and legend; a bit of wilderness, that has a marvelous wealth of scenic witchery; an enchanting rock-walled valley of peace and harmony, through which flow woodland streams and babbling brooks, playfully leaping over rocks and boulders.
Henning, Carl Fritz
"The Ledges---Nature's Dreamland,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 13
, Article 6.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol13/iss1/6