Time Machine

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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Time Machine: Coe & the College Bowl

#x201c;GE College Bowl#x201d; was a popular TV game show that aired Sunday afternoons from 1958 to 1970 on CBS and then NBC. The show featured teams o ...

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Time Machine: Russians in Eastern Iowa

While President Dwight Eisenhower was attending talks in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1955 with Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin and Soviet Communist Chief ...

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Time Machine: Linn County’s Seedling Mile

Less than 800 automobiles were registered in Iowa in 1905. Ten years later, that number was more than 147,000. With the number of cars multiplying, th ...

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Time Machine: The Lee newspaper syndicate and its connection to a Cedar Rapids family

William W. Walker arrived in Cedar Rapids in 1855 from New York City.He and his wife, Mary Hitchcock Walker, had two daughters, Mary Ingalls Walker bo ...

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