Volume 7, Issue No. 5, September/October 2015
We go deep with an exclusive interview with Waterloo native Julie Adams (previously known as Julia Adams) and retrospective of her incredible Hollywood career that included more than 50 movies and hundreds of television episodes for the cover story of the Sept/Oct issue of Iowa History Journal! Adams, as pictured on IHJ’s cover, is probably best known for her co-starring role as Kay Lawrence in the 1954 science fiction/horror movie “Creature From the Black Lagoon.” She also co-starred with several iconic leading men like James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson, Elvis Presley and Andy Griffith.
Get a preview Valley Junction’s Henry Gregor Felsen Tribute Car Show (Sept. 27) from IHJ Publisher Michael Swanger in an interview with the daughter of the late, prolific author of “Hot Rod” and other classic car books.
Take a look back at the popularity of the Newton Nite Hawks semipro football team that captured the hearts of fans and a CFL title during the 1970s
Columnist Arvid Huisman laments the decline of barns throughout Iowa
Trace the history and impact of treaties and how they affected American Indians and Iowa
Celebrate Fort Atkinson and its annual Rendezvous to be held Sept. 26-27
Discover more about Living History Farms, a historical time machine, in this issue’s “Exploring History”
Learn about what else Shenandoah is know for, in addition to the Everly Brothers, in “What’s In A Name?”