2011

IHJ_volume_3_issue_1_janfeb_2011_coverVolume 3, Issue No. 1, January/February 2011

  • Publisher’s Perspective: Important Civil War photo of Iowa soldier discover in Ames
  • Billy Sunday: He truly was an Iowan on a mission! by Mike Chapman
  • Amelia Earhart got the flying itch in Des Moines! by Jessica Lowe
  • The name ‘Quaker Oats’ has a proud Cedar Rapids legacy by Bill Duffy
  • Iowa Country Roads: Night-time sledding provided many thrills! by Arvid Huisman
  • Many Iowa writers have found success in Hollywood! by Floyd Pearce
  • Elmer Layden: Davenport native was a key figure at Notre Dame and in the NFL by Don Doxsie
  • West Bend Grotto: Amazing effort dazzles visitors for 100 years – by Phil Monson
  • What’s In A Name: Eldora
  • The Way We Were: The 1931 Model “A” was quite the car! by John McNeer
  • Book Review: How Smokey Smith became a country music legend! by Mike Swanger
  • Iowa History Quiz
  • Letters to the Editor

IHJ_volume_3_issue_2_marchapril_2011_coverVolume 3, Issue No. 2, March/April 2011

  • Publisher’s Perspective: Fred Becker’s story inspires Waterloo school board
  • Heeere’s Johnny! – by Michael Swanger
  • The Lady Behind the Iowa Highway Patrol – by Dr. Michael Kramme
  • Iowa Country Roads: Dark nights in old Iowa farmhouses  – by Arvid Huisman
  • The Legend called Gotch – by Mike Chapman
  • The Ioway tribe left a strong legacy
  • The Way We Were: The marvelous game of marbles – by John McNeer
  • This company lights up everything it touches! Musco Lighting – by Pete Hussmann
  • Feller’s memory lives on at museum in Van Meter
  • What’s in a Name: Marion
  • Mural showcases birthplace of Des Moines
  • Book Review: Iowa’s Bird Lady by Jessica Lowe
  • Iowa History Quiz
  • Letters to the Editor

Layout 1Volume 3, Issue No. 3, May/June 2011

  • Publisher’s Perspective:Iowa schools are flunking in history!
  • The Lawman: Fort Dodge’s Billy Tilghman by Alan F. Nelson
  • Elvis Presley held court in Iowa 5 times by Michael Swanger
  • Iowa Country Roads: Old school picnics were something special by Arvid Huisman
  • Nancy Drew mystery took roots in Iowa by Jessica Lowe
  • Credit Island battle made Iowa history by Kyle Martin
  • Palmer College traveled a rocky road to success by Don Doxsie
  • Iowa caucuses have bizarre background by John Skipper
  • The Way We Were: Older citizens were held in higher regard by John McNeer
  • Jack Fleck made golfing history in 1955 by Buck Turnbull
  • What’s In a Name: Harlan named after a friend of Abraham Lincoln
  • Book Review: Sports books focus on three great coaches
  • Iowa History Quiz
  • Letters to the Editor

Layout 1Volume 3, Issue No. 4, July/August 2011

  • Publisher’s Perspective: Reagan spent some happy years in Iowa
  • America’s Midwest Voice: The story of WHO radio by Michael Swanger
  • Bix Beiderbecke: A short life but his music lives on by Robert Weast
  • Iowa Country Roads: TV in the early 1950s was a lot different by Arvid Huisman
  • Telegraph offices in 1860s gave jobs to women by Thomas C. Jepsen
  • Iowans did their share in Civil War by Don Doxsie
  • Iowa pitcher had a magical day long ago by John Skipper
  • ‘Little House’ author honored in tiny Burr Oak by Jessica Lowe
  • The Way We Were: Little facts about presidents in his lifetime by John McNeer
  • Iowa State Fair has a long and exciting history by Mike Chapman
  • What’s In a Name: Clinton was named after governor of New York
  • Book Review: Book by senator profiles heroes of Civil War by Peter Hussmann
  • Iowa History Quiz
  • Letters to the Editor

IHJ_volume_3_issue_5_septoct_2011_coverVolume 3, Issue No. 5, September/October 2011

  • Publisher’s Perspective: What Does It Mean To Be a Native Iowan? by Mike Chapman
  • Meredith Willson’s Music and Memory Still Playing Well in Mason City by John Skipper
  • Gene Baker Left His Mark on Baseball by Don Doxsie
  • Iowa Country Roads: Taking a Trip to Tranquility by Arvid Huisman
  • Salisbury House: A Castle in the Heart of Iowa by John Busbee
  • Samuel Kirkwood Was a Reluctant ‘Second’ Governor by Jerry Harrington
  • Orpheum Theater Makes a Remarkable Comeback in Marshalltown by Nancy Adams
  • The Way We Were: Back When School Was a Family Affair by John McNeer
  • Kinze Manufacturing Company Makes Big Impact in Business by Pete Hussmann
  • What’s In a Name: Mitchellville Took Its Name From a Beloved Leader
  • Book Review: Hawkeye Hero Ken Ploen Scores Again by Mike Chapman
  • Iowa History Quiz
  • Letters to the Editor

IHJ_volume_3_issue_6_novdec_2011_coverVolume 3, Issue No. 6, November/December 2011

  • Publisher’s Perspective: Iowa State Fair was good for IHJ by Mike Chapman
  • Lou Hoover: Remarkable First Lady From Iowa by Jessica Lowe
  • The Dirty Thirty Battled their Way into ISU History by Buck Turnbull
  • Iowa Country Roads: You Might be an Iowan if … by Arvid Huisman
  • Terrace Hill: The Tenacity of a True Iowa Treasure by John Busbee
  • George Gallup Helped Make Opinions Matter by John Skipper
  • Since 1928, Maid-Rite has been an Iowa Tradition by Mike Chapman
  • The Way We Were: Remembering a Great Thanksgiving Overseas by John McNeer
  • Lincoln Statue Debuted at Iowa Capitol 50 Years Ago
  • What’s In a Name: P.O.W.s Made Big Impact on City of Algona
  • Book Review: Early Days of Iowa Aviation a fascinating read by Pete Hussmann
  • Iowa History Quiz
  • Letters to the Editor