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Among our loyal readers are two Iowa governors, a former United States congressman, two Olympic champions, a nationally known syndicated comic strip artist, and a former Miss Universe. We hope all Iowans will embrace Iowa History Journal and welcome it into their schools, offices and homes. We are trying our best to make it a valuable part of your life and provide some delightful breaks from the stress-packed world we live in.

issue-number-1 Issue Number 1 – January 2009
On the inside:

  • Col. Bud Day, Military Hero
  • Buffalo Bill, Old West Legend
  • Fred Maytag, Business Genius
  • Doreen Wilbur, Olympic Champion
  • Indian Tribes in Iowa
  • Iowa History Quiz
  • Columns by Iowans
issue-number-2 Issue Number 2 – March 2009
On the inside:

  • President From West Branch
  • Wyatt Earp in Pella
  • Carver-Hawkeye Namesake
  • Everly Brothers Rocked On
  • Indian Tribes in Iowa
  • What’s in a Name
  • Columns by Iowans
issue-number-3 Issue Number 3 – May 2009
On the inside:

  • Still Iowa’s Sweetheart, Donna Reed
  • Newburg’s Major Leaguer, Jackie Collum
  • Meredith’s Publishing Empire
  • Andy Williams of Wall Lake
  • Indian Tribes in Iowa
  • What’s in a Name – Council Bluffs
  • Columns by Iowans

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