Volume 9, Issue No. 3, May/June, 2017
As the boys of summer return for another season, we cover the bases of baseball’s origins in Iowa and highlight some of the small town players who made it to the Big Leagues in our cover story written by John Liepa, who also shares with us his collection of rare baseball cards. Like an extra-innings game, it’s a story that will keep diehard fans and casual observers on the edge of their seats.
Publisher Michael Swanger sings the praises of the writers of IHJ stories who recently swept the annual Mills-Noun Awards.
Read John Brassard Jr.’s story of how the citizens of Long Grove gunned down bank robbers in 1921.
Discover eyewitness accounts of the 1879 Estherville Meteorite.
It’s time for take off! Learn about flying a World War II legend named “Gunfighter” by Mike Whye.
Urbandale, once known as a “streetcar suburb,” celebrates its 100th anniversary in What’s in a name.
Get a preview of the John Wayne Birthday Celebration in Winterset.
Join columnist Arvid Huisman as he recalls a mid-summer’s night memory in Iowa’s Country Roads.