Explore Iowa’s Past … Celebrate Iowa’s Diversity
Opened for settlement 175 years ago, Iowa rapidly became known for its rich soil and abundant crops. But Iowa is much more than farms. Iowa has Old Order Amish living their traditional life styles, the birthplace of a President of the United States, one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country, prehistoric Middle Woodland mounds, one room school buildings, an internationally famous writers workshop, and nationally known athletic teams.
Iowa — this is your heritage!
Loren N. Horton was senior historian of the State Historical Society of Iowa. His interests include the social history of the nineteenth century, particularly funeral and burial customs in England and the United States. In addition to writing poetry and history, Horton has written plays.
116 pages, illustrated in black and white.