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A country gal writes: “I grew up in a town of 600 people in N.E. Iowa and

have nothing but great memories of my time there. But while rural America

is a great place to live, it is a terrible place to visit unless you have

friends or family there.

“The drab hotels you and Jonah described are truly sad places. They do not

reflect the quality or feel of the community which surrounds them. Rural

America is not set up for strangers to wander in off the highways and stay

at hotels. It’s oriented toward hosting families and guests in homes.

I think she has got the essence of the matter right there.

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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