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On the cover: Samuel Kirkwood is known as Iowa’s “Civil War Governor” for his role as the state’s undisputed leader to defeat the Confederate rebellion and abolish slavery from the United States.  Cover design by Dug Campbell

On the cover:
Samuel Kirkwood is known as Iowa’s “Civil War Governor” for his role as the state’s undisputed leader to defeat the Confederate rebellion and abolish slavery from the United States. Cover design by Dug Campbell

Volume 7, Issue No. 1, January/February 2015

 

IHJ begins its three-part series, Governors of influence, examining the six most prominent. James Grimes, the father of the Iowa Republican Party and James J. Kirkwood, Iowa’s ‘Civil War governor” are featured. By Jerry Harrington

 

Learn about the latest exciting updates to IHJ from Michael Swanger in Publisher’s Perspective and why content is King, no matter how you look at it.

 

Get insights from six legends of girls six-on-six basketball and queens of the court. By Larry Cotlar

 

Inch by inch, painstaking work continues in Cedar Rapids to unveil a colorful and historical courthouse mural cycle. Discover why the murals were whitewashed twice, but now gain new life. By Andrea Rodriguez

 

Why is a Wisconsin native of interest to Iowans? Find out in Mike Chapman’s Founder’s Column as he reflects on the Historic Park Inn Hotel in Mason City, the last standing hotel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright — voted the greatest American architect of all time.

 

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