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Iowa statues to remain same in U.S. Capitol


DES MOINES (KWWL) - Statues honoring two notable Iowans will stay the same in the hall of statues in the U.S. Capitol.

Each state gets to feature two statues. Efforts to swap out either the statue of James Harlan or Samuel Kirkwood failed earlier this year in the Iowa Legislature.

Several Iowa historians say it's time for an update, and some were pushing for Norman Borlaug. The Cresco native won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970 for his role in combating world hunger. Borlaug died last fall at the age of 95.

Kirkwood is best known as Iowa's governor during the Civil War. Harlan was a father of Iowa's public school system and a close confidante of President Abraham Lincoln.

Online Anchor Bob Waters

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