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The history of hot air ballooning is tethered to mid-20th century Iowa. Photo by Angelina Peace

The history of hot air ballooning is tethered to mid-20th century Iowa. Photo by Angelina Peace

Volume 8, Issue No. 4, July/Aug 2016

 

Read about how hot air ballooning took flight in Iowa, thanks to Iowan Paul “Ed” Yost, who is widely credited as the father of modern hot air ballooning, to the popular National Balloon Classic held each summer in Indianola that attracts as many as 90,000 visitors to its nine-day event (July 29-Aug 6), to the multitude of exhibits and memorabilia housed by the National Balloon Museum in Indianola.

 

Come along as IHJ explores Iowa’s contributions to the National Park Service, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

 

Delve into the history of Windsor Heights and its 75th anniversary.

 

The real Herbert Hoover: Part 2 of our 3 part special series continues to set the record straight about Herbert Hoover’s immense legacy.

 

Longtime Quad City-Times sports columnist Don Doxsie keeps score of 85 years of baseball and more at Modern Woodmen Park in Davenport.

 

Publisher’s Perspective: Michael Swanger shares his appreciation for Odes (Carson and Connie) published adoration of Iowa.

 

Savor a rural Iowa summer memory of farm field lunches with Iowa Country Road columnist Arvid Huisman

 

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