Time Machine

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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TIME MACHINE: Women’s suffrage

In 1917, a Valentine's Day ball was scheduled on Feb. 14 as the last big social event before the Lenten season began a week later. It also was a big ...

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Time Machine: How Grace Episcopal Church was founded in 1850

Grace Episcopal Church, commonly called Grace Church, was organized in 1850. The church's first vestry officers were William Greene, N.B. Brown, Judge ...

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Time Machine: Bowen Collegiate Institute Hopkinton builds a college in the 1850s

Henry Carter, a sawmill operator, was one of the earliest settlers in the northeast Iowa town of Hopkinton in Delaware County.Carter was from Massachu ...

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Time Machine: Attorney Charley Wheeler

Among The Gazette's archives are hundreds of negatives from the 1940s-60s, some marked with a minimal amount of information, but usually enough to sen ...

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Time Machine: Stony Point School

References to a Stony Point schoolhouse stretch back to 1871 in The Gazette's archives, when #x201c;Prof. Kephart,#x201d; a Republican candidate for s ...

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Time Machine: Cedar Rapids children’s librarian Evelyn Zerzanek

As the Cedar Rapids Public Library celebrates its 120th year, I could think of no other person who touched more lives through the library than Evelyn ...

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Time Machine: Golf at Jones Park

Although efforts to acquire land for a new westside park had been going on for more than a decade, Parks Commissioner Dick Jones was instrumental in t ...

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Time Machine: Timeless tips from Santa

Jim McGuire had 11 years of experience wearing a Santa suit when he was interviewed by The Gazette in 1962.He had portrayed Santa in stores, churches, ...

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Time Machine: Ceres’ Pioneer Rock Church

When the residents of Clayton County's Garnavillo township decided they wanted a church of their own, they conferred with their Garnavillo pastor, the ...

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Time Machine: Marion’s City Square cannon

No one knew why the Civil War cannon ended up in a railroad auction of unclaimed freight at Prairie du Chien, Wis., in the late 1890s. Marion auction ...

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Time Machine: Coralville’s Old Town Hall

The little red brick building on Robinson Street, later Second Street, in Coralville went through a number of incarnations before it was restored and ...

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Time Machine ‘Daughters of Revolution’ Grant Wood took masterly revenge for DAR snub

Grant Wood did not consider any of his works to be satire - except one.When he painted #x201c;Daughters of Revolution,#x201d; it was with his tongue f ...

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Time Machine: Abbe Creek School

Some historians say that William Abbe was the first settler in Linn County in 1837. It is certain he was one of the first. An adventurer, Abbe left h ...

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Time Machine: Brooklyn’s Manatt House

Robert Manatt, a Pennsylvania farmer, brought his family west to Poweshiek County in 1846, just as Iowa was becoming a state. The Manatts were some of ...

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