Did You Know? 1939.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen Celebrates Iowa City’s Centennial.

In July of 1939, the good citizens of Iowa City took time out of their summer schedules to celebrate 100 years of existence. And quite the party it was. The Iowa City Press-Citizen got in on the celebration by publishing a huge 75-page Centennial Edition on Saturday, July 1, 1939.

The Front Page (shown above) of the Press-Citizen’s July 1, 1939 edition uses the “look” of The Iowa Standard – Iowa City’s first newspaper, first published on June 10, 1841. Page Four also featured a list of people and resources used in putting together this big 75-page edition – including, of course, Professor Benjamin Shambaugh & his wife Bertha.


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