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The Happiness Machine
The Happiness Machine

The Happiness Machine

An inventor from rural Iowa explores what it means to pass on the gift of place.

1m 42s

The Value of Land

Carl Horton Hays discusses his upbringing in a rural setting and learning about the value of land at an early age.

0m 30s


Carl Horton Hays grew up a sharecropper on 22 acres in rural Iowa, which he now calls The Promised Land. A philosopher, inventor and farmer, he shares the deeply intricate workings of his projects, including a full span bridge he built with his hands, how they are connected to the land which was given to him as a promise, and what he hopes to pass on to his children as a “gift of place.”

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