Time Machine

Time Machine: The total solar eclipse of 1918

Total solar eclipses happen almost every year, but the shadows often fall on the ocean or less populated areas of the earth. They differ from annular ...

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Time Machine: The early years of the C.R. teacher headed to the Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame

Jane Boyd, a #x201c;modern saint#x201d; who left her mark on Cedar Rapids and on the lives of countless women and children, will be posthumously induc ...

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First Czech president, family, at home in Cedar Rapids

Tomas G. Masaryk - the first president of Czechoslovakia - and his family had a long, personal connection to Cedar Rapids.Masaryk was a professor of p ...

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Time Machine: Enduring ‘City of Five Seasons’ motto replaced ‘Parlor City’ almost 50 years ago

A widely traveled business man in 1887 described Cedar Rapids this way: #x201c;There is a freshness, a vivacity, a newness - paint here, new houses th ...

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Time Machine: Teresa Dolezal Feldevert’s Black Angel

Stories swirl around the Black Angel in Iowa City's Oakland Cemetery, most of them based more in fantasy than fact. For instance, the angel never sail ...

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Time Machine: The case of the out-of-wedlock daughter in Marion

Margaret Lucile Granger was the middle child in the home of Earl and Dora Granger of Marion. Her father indulged her, and reports of her parties regul ...

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Time Machine: Mead Flats go from thoroughly modern to eyesore and back again

John J. Mead was distribution superintendent for the Cedar Rapids Gas Light Co. in 1913 when he decided to build a modern apartment building on the ea ...

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Time Machine: Dvorak’s summer in Iowa

Bits of information about famous people were as popular in the 1890s as they are now. An item about Antonin Dvorak appeared in papers nationwide - in ...

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Time Machine: Fireworks and Iowa’s ‘safe and sane’ Fourth

Iowa's early settlers often celebrated Independence Day with fireworks.Marion's 1865 festivities included a picnic, speakers, war dances by local Nati ...

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Time Machine: The Alley Inn

The tiny building at 416 Third St. SE in downtown Cedar Rapids has survived the urban renewal and development that has gone on all around it for more ...

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Time Machine: Gazette editor among Cedar Rapids investors in South Dakota venture

The story of Cedar Rapids' connection to a gold mine in Keystone, S.D., begins with two people: Dr. Charles F. Harrington, a clairvoyant physician fro ...

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Time Machine: A Cedar Rapids golfing legend

Editor's note: This is a continuing series of Eastern Iowa sports history "Time Machine" articles. Mark Dukes worked at The Gazette from 1973 to 1998, ...

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Time Machine: Matsell’s Castle Farm

The palatial mansion of George Washington Matsell overlooked the Wapsipinicon River for more than a century. Matsell, a large, amiable man, had serve ...

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Time Machine: Ellis Park Pool

"Pageantry, music, color and beauty will blend into a harmonious backdrop for the formal launching of the new municipal swimming pool at Ellis Park," ...

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Time Machine: The Kendall Building

One of the premier arts venues in Marion started its 123-year-old life as a hardware store. It all started when Albert and Sarah Higley Kendall moved ...

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