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Small part of Iowa to see total solar eclipse

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HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) -- While Nebraska and other states are getting a lot of attention as prime spots to view next week's solar eclipse, some are drawing attention to a sliver of Iowa's southwestern corner.
   The Iowa Department of Natural Resource's Parks Bureau says that at 1:05 p.m. Monday, a 582-acre area of Fremont County will be in the path of the total eclipse for 32 seconds.
   Matt Moles with the bureau says that area includes part of Waubonsie State Park. Moles says the department will mow the area and will hand out 150 solar glasses and hotdogs for viewers.
   Shuttles also will take people from Marnie Simons Elementary School in Hamburg and the Fremont County Historical Museum in Sidney to the site.
   Shuttles seats, glasses and food will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

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