Volume 7, Issue No. 6, November/December 2015
Discover more about Andy Williams, the famous crooner who had a voice as smooth as satin (he was known as “The Kings of Hearts” and “The Emperor of Easy” ) in the cover story of the Nov/Dec issue of Iowa History Journal. Williams, a Wall Lake native, was part of a talented family including harmonizing brothers and a father with a passion for music, hard work and success.
Get inspired to experience history yourself with “River to River: Iowa’s Forgotten Highway 6”. Michael Swanger shares his interview with the husband-and-wife filmmakers and former Iowans who hope to encourage people to take the roads less travelled and fall in love with Iowa all over again.
Who would dare battle against the mighty railroads? That person is Governor William Larrabee. He led a crusade and rallied the Iowa legislature to pass railroad reform measures to dramatically curb abuses of the railroad companies.
Step back on the court and find out more about the late hoops star Roy Marble, the high-flying Hawkeye who was Iowa’s all-time leading scorer.
Visit the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum with its exhibits that chronicle Iowans who served on land, at sea and in the air, in this issue’s “Exploring History”.