Our Iowa Heritage Index: Summing It All Up.

As you can see, our growing website Our Iowa Heritage covers a lot of time (pre-1800 to the present) and a lot of people. We’ve written about famous people and the not-so-famous ones as well. Yet, despite a person’s prominence (or lack of it), everybody has a story. And as you read our posts, you’ll hopefully discover that everyone’s story is a good one. So, in order to better find these good stories and details surrounding them, we’ve added this INDEX of HISTORICAL ACCOUNTS to help you along the way. Enjoy your journey.

Our Iowa Heritage: An Introduction. We might suggest you start here! Here’s how & why I got started collecting stamps, coins, and other Iowa memorabilia.

W.P. Kinsella – Write It and They Will Come. In the spring of 1978, a graduate student from Canada, who came to Iowa City to attend the world-renowned Writers Workshop, started working on a 20-page short story that envisioned a discredited baseball player from 1919 being restored back to life through the sacrificial work of a young Iowa farmer who had “father issues.” W.P. Kinsella’s writings went on to become a 300-page novel and, in 1989, a blockbuster movie that many believe to be the best baseball movie ever. Welcome to IOWA – is this heaven? You decide.

The Field of Dreams Game. In 1978, W.P. Kinsella wrote it. In 1989, Hollywood produced it. On August 12, 2021 – the world came to see it. A perfect evening provided for a perfect game of catch – and on this magical night, it all ended with a walk-off homer. I’m sure W.P. Kinsella was looking down from above and smiling. Come look at some great pics from heaven – IOWA.

Iowa’s Music Man – Meredith Willson. No list of famous Iowans can be complete without a big 76-trombone tribute to my very favorite…Meredith Willson of Mason City. Better known to the world as Iowa’s Music Man.

May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You. In November of 1950, The Big Show on NBC-Radio introduced Meredith Willson’s song of blessing in its closing segment. Within weeks, America had a new favorite song – one that has shown amazing staying power even to today.

Iowa City – A July 4th Celebration. July 4th has a special place in Iowa City history. On July 4, 2020, I added this little tidbit to Our Iowa Heritage.

Inside Old Capitol. Come with us inside the Old Stone Capitol Museum, courtesy of the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums. Enjoy the show.

The Old Capitol Dome. Not many have taken the narrow stairs to the top of Old Capitol. Thanks to the University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums, these colorful pics will get you there.

Old Stone Capitol. We can’t close without one final salute to the cornerstone of Our Iowa Heritage: the Old Stone Capitol in Iowa City.

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