Recalling pleasant things and taking the time to dwell on them.
The 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. On this page, we’d like to share just a few of the pages from that special edition. Notice that with each page we share, you can click on the link to read more about each specific Iowa City story.
Page Ten gives us a look at the Iowa City Centennial Association Board of Directors – which included both Shambaugh and Mildred Pelzer (Vice President) – whose Iowa City historic murals (1934) appeared throughout this Press-Citizen Centennial edition and were proudly displayed in the Jefferson Hotel lobby for many years. Read more here.
Page Fourteen-A was just one of several pages that featured Pelzer’s murals. Sadly, the pages stored in Newspapers.com no longer reveal the beauty of the artwork – so here (above) is the original. Read more here.