2017

 

Smokey Smith, country music's one man show in a 1950s photo. Color illustration by Kathy Downing

Smokey Smith, country music’s one man show in a 1950s photo. Colorization by Kathy Downing

Volume 9, Issue No. 2 Mar/Apr2017

Smokey Smith: Country music’s one man show

 

Camp Dodge Iowa’s largest military base trained soldiers for World War I

 

›Was William Harding Iowa’s worst governor?

 

Publisher’s Perspective: Kimball Village site designated as National Historic Landmark

 

›Behind the scenes with Drake’s Paul Morrison

 

›Iowa Country Roads

 

›What’s in a Name?

 

›Book Reviews

 

›Historical Happenings

 

›Letters to the Editor

 

›Iowa History Journal Quiz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Thompson, a basketball and baseball superstar known as “The Roland Rocket” in the early 1950s, later became a two-sport All-American at Iowa State University, a player and coach for the Phillips 66ers in AAU basketball, a successful businessman and longtime television broadcaster. Photo courtesy of Iowa State University

Gary Thompson, a basketball and baseball superstar known as “The Roland Rocket” in the early 1950s, later became a two-sport All-American at Iowa State University, a player and coach for the Phillips 66ers in AAU basketball, a successful businessman and longtime television broadcaster. Photo courtesy of Iowa State University

Volume 9, Issue No. 1 Jan/Feb 2017

The Roland Rocket! Gary Thompson’s All-American life

 

›’Things ain’t what they used to be’: How Drake University got into the jazz groove

 

John Johns: Backwoods politician practiced what he preached on Iowa’s frontier

 

Publisher’s Perspective: History has taught us nothing about elections and pundits

 

›Exploring History: MacNider Art Museum’s American heritage

 

›Iowa Country Roads

 

›What’s in a Name?

 

›Book Reviews

 

›Historical Happenings

 

›Letters to the Editor

 

›Iowa History Journal Quiz