Time Machine

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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Time Machine: Col. Roscoe Turner, Legendary speed pilot christened air service in Cedar Rapids

The first commercial passenger airline service in Cedar Rapids began July 17, 1936. Along with the celebration of the service came the famous Col. Ros ...

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Time Machine: Iowa’s priest admiral, the extraordinary life of Maurice Sheehy

Maurice S. Sheehy - friend of presidents and football coaches, beloved parish priest and Vatican insider, best-selling author and world traveler, a de ...

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Time Machine: Quaker’s campaign for lower taxes

From 1950 to 1952, as the United States ramped up military spending for the Korean War and President Harry Truman labored to balance the federal budge ...

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Time Machine: The UI’s Scottish Highlanders

When Army Col. George Frederick Ney Dailey was assigned to the University of Iowa's Department of Military Science and Tactics in 1934, he wanted to f ...

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Time Machine: Clermont Pin Co.

In 1953, there were two places in the country where wooden bowling pins could be reconditioned and repaired. One was in Detroit, the other was in Cler ...

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Time Machine: Hollywood comes to Cedar Rapids

January is marked by post-holiday ennui, but January 1923 was livened up a bit in Cedar Rapids by the arrival of a Hollywood crew to make a movie.#x20 ...

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Time Machine: The Bever Building

James Lorenzo "Ren" Bever Jr. was born in 1874 in the family home at Iowa Avenue and Madison Street in Cedar Rapids (now First Avenue and Fifth Street ...

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Time Machine: Carl Sandburg in Mount Vernon

Carl Sandburg had already published two volumes of poetry - "Chicago Poems" in 1916 and "Cornhuskers" in 1918 - when he arrived on the Cornell College ...

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Time Machine: West Side Sewing

Verna and Walter Davidson opened the Sewing Machine Exchange at 325 First St. SW in 1920. They offered new and used sewing machines, took trade-ins, r ...

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