Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 | Iowa History Journal
The March/April, 2010, issue features fascinating articles on an Iowa school teacher named Jane Elliott who in the 1960s shook up the national educational network with her thought provoking “brown eyes/blue eyes” studies on racial discrimination. Also in this issue, a look at the time traveling caveman named Alley Oop and his “birth” in Perry, Iowa. This issue contains a look at the highly successful Pella Corporation, the Iowa legacy of George Washington Carver and the emergence of the Iowa State University wrestling program in the 1960s. And finally, a look at the Blue Hall of Fame and the day the Civil War almost came to Iowa!
Also columns by regulars Mike Chapman, Arvid Huisman and John McNeer; Iowa History Quiz, and a book review on “Head-On Joe: The Man who Wrecked 146 Locomotives”.
Inside the Issue:
- She Proved Color Is A State of Mind – Jane Elliott – by Bill Sherman
- It Started with a Peanut … And Iowa: George Washington Carver – by Jessica Lowe
- A Clip in Time: Barbershop Memories – by Dave Aldridge
- Iowa County Roads: Hosting company, now a lost art – by Arvid Huisman
- Wrestling Power Shift: Iowa State in 1965 – by Mike Chapman
- The Day The Civil War Almost Came to Iowa – by Kyle Martin
- From Iowa to Moo: Alley Oop rides a dinosaur to stardom – by Mike Chapman
- Book Review: “The Man Who Wrecked 146 Locomotives”
- The Way We Were – Buckets were once a big deal – by John McNeer
- “The Blues” Run Deep in Iowa – by Michael Swanger
- Pella Corporation Found Its Niche Quickly – by Pete Hussmann
- What’s in a Name: Boone
- Iowa History Quiz
- Corn’s Kingdom – by Bill Sherman
- Nile Kinnick Quotes On: Boxing champ Joe Louis
- Letters to the Editor
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