Saturday, May 26th, 2012 | Iowa History Journal | No Comments
When the USS Titanic sank in the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912, it was front page news all over the world. Over 1500 people perished on the ship and among the casualties – and survivors – were several Iowans. A century later, the Titanic legacy lives on. At the Brucemore Estate in Cedar Rapids visitors can see an extensive exhibit which tells the story of the Titanic and its many Iowa connections.
Readers will also be treated to feature stories on many other fascinating persons and moments in Iowa history – ranging from the impact of philanthropist Andrew Carnegie on over 100 Iowa libraries to memorable moments by Iowans who played in the major leagues.
Also included in this issue:
- Henry A. Wallace is not only one of the most important figures in all of agricultural history, he was also one heartbeat away from being president of the United States.
- USS Iowa battleship has finally found a permanent home and will open as a museum later this summer.
- EMC has been a huge player in the world of insurance for over 100 years and is an Iowa landmark and institution.
- Music of all kinds has been featured at the legendary Val Air Ballroom in Des Moines for many decades, attracting some of the biggest names in the music industry.
- Columns by our regulars – Arvid Huisman, John McNeer and Mike Chapman
…and much more!