Index of Stories.

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 MASTER 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.
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+ Courting Johnson County.

+ The Johnson County Business Meeting That Changed Iowa History.

+ The U.S. Post Office Comes To Johnson County.

+ Iowa Territory 1838-1846.

+ Welcome To Iowa, Governor Lucas.

Laurel Summers – The Man Who Saved Iowa City.

+ Philip Clark – Johnson County’s Irish Settler.

+ The Midnight Ride Of Philip Clark.

+ Iowa City’s Humble Beginnings.

+ Chauncey Swan – The Father Of Iowa City.

+ Surveying the Life of Cyrus Sanders – Iowa City Pioneer.

+ Cyrus Sanders – My 1839 Iowa Adventure.

Let The City-Wide Celebration Begin: 1839.

Robert R. Hutchinson – Iowa City’s Jack Of All Trades.

+ Lyman Dillon – Plowing The Straight & Narrow.

+ On The Road To Iowa City.

1839 – The Twenty-Four Streets Of Iowa City.

1839-1842 – Iowa City’s First Hotels.

Iowa City’s Extant Classics – The Survivors.

Iowa City’s Good Doctor – Henry Murray.

+ Sylvanus Johnson – Mr. Red Brick.

+ Clinton Street – Iowa City’s Center Of Commerce.

+ Ahoy, Frederick Irish – The Iowa City Sea Captain.

+ Iowa City’s Rose Hill – Irish’s Woods.

+ John F. Rague – Creator Of A Classic.

+ The Old Capitol Gem That Got Away.

+ Parvin & Aldrich – Making & Collecting Iowa History.

N.R. Parvin – Like Father, Like Son.

+ Welcome To Salubria, Iowa!

+ Ralph + Wilson + Mason = The Road To Freedom.

+ T. S. Wilson – Dubuque’s Good Neighbor

Recommending John W. Finley – Dubuque’s Good Doctor.

1839 – The Iowa & Missouri Honey War.

The Iowa Colonel Who Helped Stop The Honey War.
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1840 – Sketches Of Iowa City – J. B. Newhall.

1840 – The Road From Bloomington To Iowa City.

+ Iowa City Stage Ready – 1840-1870.

1840’s-1890’s – Iowa City’s Classic Hotels.

+ H. D. Downey – Iowa City Esquire.

Jesse Williams – Rescuing Iowa’s New Capitol – 1841.

– 1841 – The Sudden Death Of A U.S. President.

+ Steamboat’s A-Comin’ – Maybe?

Let The City-Wide Celebration Begin: 1841.

+ Iowa Newspapers – The Early Years.

+ The Iowa City Newspaper Wars.

+ Walter Butler – A True Servant’s Heart.

Oliver Weld – Keosauqua’s Young Representative.

January 1842 – A Letter From The Fourth Assembly.

Scott County’s Representative – James Grant.

+ When Old Capitol Was The New Capitol: 1841-1857.

+ Gilman Folsom – Crossing The Iowa River.

+ Letters To Gilman Folsom – Iowa City Pioneer.

+ Walter Terrell & His Waterworks.

Coralville – Taming The Iowa River.

Rev. W.W. Woods – Bringing The Gospel To Iowa City.

1843 – A Letter To The Major Of Monongahela Valley.

Iowa City – April 1843 – The Letter Back Home.

+ 1844 – The Drive To Statehood.

1844 – The Great Lee County Road Debate.

Dear Iowa City – Build Us A Road!

+ The Bells Of Iowa City.

A.H. Palmer – Iowa City’s Old Growler.

Iowa City’s Old Growler – Part Two.

Curtis Bates – The Christmas Day Letter From Iowa City.

+ Judge Williams & Legal Troubles In Bloomington.
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1838 to Today – Unity Through Diversity.

Rich Stories of Diversity Timeline.

+ Iowa – This Is The Place.

+ Ancient Iowa – Exploring The Land.

+ Meskwaki People – True Native Iowans.

+ Preserving The Meskwaki Language of Iowa.

Black Hawk Of Saukenuk.

+ Chief Poweshiek – The Roused Brown Bear.

Honoring The Ioway Tribe Of Johnson County.

Our Indigenous Land Acknowledgment.

+ The Johnson County Business Meeting That Changed Iowa History.

+ Alexander Levi – Dubuque’s Man Of Firsts.

+ Welcome To Salubria, Iowa!

+ Ralph + Wilson + Mason = The Road To Freedom.

Coralville – Taming The Iowa River.

1849 – Iowans Want The Transcontinental Railroad!

1853 – Opening Doors For The Visually Impaired.

Gov. James W. Grimes – The ‘Wide Awake’ Father Of Republicanism.

William Penn Clarke – Iowa City’s Abolitionist.

George D. Woodin & The Lane Trail.

The Wide Awake Abolitionist & Keeper Of The Fair.

1850’s – The Rise & Fall Of Iowa’s First Two Senators.

Learning From History – Wide Awake Vs. Woke.

Iowa & The Underground Railroad.

Iowa & The Civil War – 1861-1865.

St. Agatha’s of Iowa City – Breaking The Glass Ceiling.

Clark + Clark + Cole = Equality in Education.

Coger + Beck + Miller = Liberty & Justice For All.

George Washington Carver – Iowa’s Mr. Peanut.

Frank “Kinney” Holbrook – Tipton’s Iron Man.

Hannah Elizabeth Irish – Iowa City’s Business Entrepreneur.

+ Meet The Good People Of Block 98.

Carrie C. Catt – Iowa’s Champion for Women’s Rights.

Duke Slater – Iowa’s All-American Trailblazer.

Johnson County’s New Namesake – What a Lulu!

Ozzie Simmons + Racial Targeting = Floyd of Rosedale.

Remembering Helen Lemme – Grinnell’s Golden Girl.

Harriet P. Macy – Iowa’s Own Teaching Artist.

Simon Estes – From Centerville to Center Stage.

+ Bethel AME – 150 Years Of Keeping The Faith In Iowa City.

+ A Penny From Heaven – Rev. Fred L. Penny.

+ The Day MLK Came To Iowa City.

Old Stone Capitol Remembers – Abraham, Martin, & John.

Lolly Parker Egger’s Library Legacy.

Iowa City’s Own Herstorian – Renée Sueppel.

Making Elbow Room For A Pulitzer-Prize Winner.

Honoring James Alan McPherson.

Johnson County Remembrance Park.
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