Recalling pleasant things and taking the time to dwell on them.
Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Marty Boller – I’m a Hawkeye historian. My Boller family first arrived in America in 1816 and has been living here in eastern Iowa since 1853! I’ve enjoyed all the places I’ve lived over the years, but, as you might surmise by looking through this website, I have only one community that I truly love…
As a matter of fact, we love it so much, in 2020, my wife, Sandy, and I moved back here to live amongst the Hawkeyes, finding a nice townhouse that is literally only a few blocks from the home my parents built back in 1966 when I was a sophomore at City High. So now, enough about me. Allow me to tell you about our website…
I love Iowa City and her rich history,
I love collectibles that reflect our rich Iowa heritage, and…
I love hearing and telling people’s stories.
Here on our website you will find dozens and dozens of Iowa-related stories. Stories of courageous men and women, some of whom you will be familiar with – many you won’t. Stories of those who have gone before us, many of which had no idea that they were leaving us a powerful legacy.
Different people. Different times. Different circumstances. But two common themes – 1) Iowa, and 2) living a life of meaning and purpose. I invite you to join us in Our Iowa Heritage journey. Read a few posts – get a feel for what we do – sign up for our free blog.
Did you know that in 1895 – the State University of Iowa’s campus was all contained within a two-block radius surrounding Old Capitol and University Square? It was composed of twelve major buildings and four support structures – most of which were built from beautiful red bricks made right here in Iowa City. Today, this same area we now call the Pentacrest, has been rightly defined as The SUI Red Brick Campus – The Golden Age Of The State University of Iowa. Click here to read the introduction to our entire 15-blog series.
Thank you for journeying with us! May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You!