Aug 9, 2018
Oskaloosa: Quakers, County Fairs, and a Fitness Celebrity
I don't remember much about it except there were some cowboys with their shirts off.
Bunk. Oskaloosa actually means "Black Rain" in Creek.
By the way, Chief Tuskaloosa, "Black Warrior," gave his name to Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
There are two interesting sights in Oskaloosa:
1. A statue of Chief Mahaska of the Ioway (from which they got the name Iowa).
It offers wrestling, but not swimming. For that, you have to go to the meets of the Oskaloosa High School Indians.
Fortunately, the high school, the middle school, and WPU are right next to each other, so you can park in the same parking lot for events at all three.
Imagine going from seventh grade through college without ever moving.
And going to William Penn.
See also: Physique Watching at the County Fair