Iowa History Journal Volume 2, Issue 3 Now Available

Monday, May 3rd, 2010 | Iowa History Journal

John Wayne is the focus of the May/June, 2010, issue of Iowa History Journal. The cover features a seldom seen full-color oil painting of The Duke at the peak of his movie career, playing “Hondo” in 1953. We contacted the artist for permission to use this very powerful image on the cover because we wanted to give the readers a portrait that is not only powerful (note the eyes) but rare.

John Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa, and publisher Mike Chapman devotes his column to the Winterset birthplace. There is also a rare photo of John Wayne posing with Brian Downes in 1977. Downes is now the enthusiastic and energetic executive director of the birthplace site in Winterset.

Another feature you won’t want to miss is how HyVee grew from one store in Iowa to one of the finest companies in the United States.

And Don Doxsie, long-time sports editor of the Quad City Times in Davenport, offers an absorbing story about a little-known baseball legend named “Ironman” Joe McGinnity and his days as an Iowa manager.

  • Publisher’s Perspective – Winterset is Still Wayne’s World
  • Legend of the Duke – by Mike Chapman
  • Whitetail Deer Have Long History in Iowa – by Alan Cross
  • Iowa County Roads: Sunday Dinners Still Filling Today – by Arvid Huisman
  • Iron Man McGinnity: A Baseball Icon – by Don Doxsie
  • Cedar Falls Hopes to Rebuild Historic Beach House – by Richard Dobson
  • Book Review – Iowa: Spaces, Places, Faces
  • The Way We Were – Those “Olden Day” Automobiles – by John McNeer
  • Carl Homstad: Master of Murals – by Bill Sherman
  • The Amazing Story of Hy-Vee – by Pete Hussmann
  • What’s in a Name: Fort Dodge
  • Iowa History Quiz
  • Nile Kinnick Thoughts on Our Government and the Constitution
  • Letters to the Editor

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