Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Day 24 - Where You Live

Finally, someone grants me the opportunity to talk about my illustrious town of Fremont.  I have lived here for about a year, and I have to say, it's pretty nice.  Let's get some facts about my little town.

Coordinates: 41°12′44″ N   92°26′6″ W
County: Mahaska
Elevation: 837 ft.
Population: 704
Area: 1 sq. mile
Ethnicity: 0.51% non-white
Median Age: 36 years old
Businesses include:
1 restaurant (opened a few months after we moved here)
1 gas station
1 hardware store
1 bank
1 community center

With these outstanding features, you may assume that Fremont attracts the creme de la creme of the nation. While that may not be true, we do have a few notables:

~Steve Bales from Fremont was a flight control engineer on the Apollo 11 mission for NASA.
~Ivan Combe is another stand out Fremontian as the founder of Combe, Inc. a company known for creating products like Clearasil and Odor Eaters.

There are many benefits to living in a small town, and even though we just got here, we felt reasonably welcomed and are fitting in rather well.

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