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.
Click here to read more about each entry.

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.

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.

Making Elbow Room For A Pulitzer-Prize Winner.

Honoring James Alan McPherson.

Johnson County Remembrance Park.
For more info on any of these stories found in Our Iowa Heritage, please drop me an email.