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This page about historic Iowa is a supplement to Iowa Social Studies where you will find additional material including history, colleges and universities, capital city profile, lesson plans, state government and more.


Go to Iowa Social Studies - Iowa History - Capital City Des Moines, Iowa - Iowa Tourism - Iowa Disasters - Iowa Geography - Iowa Lesson Plans - Iowa Colleges and Universities

A to Z Kids Stuff | Iowa __ General information about Iowa for kids with several history resources. - from atozkidsstuff.com - http://www.atozkidsstuff.com/iowa.html

The Amana Colonies ___"The Amana Colonies were established shortly before the Civil War by a group of German-speaking European settlers who belonged to a religious group known as the Community of True Inspiration." Learn about them from this attractive, informative website. - Illustrated - From the National Parks Service - http://www.cr.nps.gov/NR/travel/amana/index.htm

Capitol Tour ___Take an historical look at Iowa's state capitol. - Illustrated - From the Iowa General Assembly - http://www2.legis.state.ia.us/Pubinfo/Tour/hist/history.htm

Early Iowa Settlers ___"... account of the life of a US settler in 1860." This interview was given in 1936 by 97-year old Mrs. Matilda Kennett. - Text only - From Marti Talbot - http://www.ohno.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/pages/early%20iowa%20settlers.htm

Facts about the History of IOWA __ Facts and an annotated timeline. - From facts-about.org.uk - http://www.facts-about.org.uk/history-us-state-iowa.htm

Facts and History of Iowa __ "Symbols, statistics, history and facts about the Hawkeye State - Iowa." - illustrated - From 2havefun.com - http://www.2havefun.com/iowa/history.shtml

Famous Iowa People Iowans __ You will find a list of famous people who are a part of the history of Iowa. - From 50states.com - http://www.50states.com/bio/iowa.htm

Find a Grave - Iowa ___Brief biographies of 238 'famous' citizens, many with information about their claims to fame, causes of death and burial places, and photos. - Illustrated - From Find a Grave - http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=state&FSstateid=14

 

A Glimpse of Iowa in 1846 ___Most of the text from this book is available online. Page titles which are not underlined can't be accessed. - Text only - By John B. Newhall - http://iagenweb.org/history/1846/1846contents.htm 
 
Hamilton County, Iowa - History Home Page ___"There's a great deal of information available to you on the pages of this website, not the least of which is on 37 settlements which now exist only as memories and ghost towns. Learn about the county before statehood and as it underwent name changes, check out nine city profiles, or view the map (downloadable in GIF format)." - Illustrated - From Iowa Counties - http://www.netins.net/showcase/marjned/hamco.html 

Historic Period ___Most of the information here deals with the 19th century. - Text only - By Carl A. Merry - http://www.uiowa.edu/~osa/learn/historic/hisper.htm

Historical Museums of Iowa - A History Guide __ "Historical Museums of Iowa. Learn about historic Iowa and discover the history of Iowa people. Locate history museums in Iowa, state symbols, historic photos, history timeline and other Iowa history data." - illustrated - From censusfinder.com - http://www.censusfinder.com/iowa-historical-museums.htm

Histories of Iowa Counties ___Choose a region from the map to link to another map which shows the counties located there. From there you can access brief histories of the counties which interest you. - Maps and text - From the State Archaeological of Iowa. - http://www.uiowa.edu/~osa/regions/region.htm

History of Iowa __ "The first people to travel through Iowa were most likely the Paleo-Indians. These ancient people travelled through Iowa near the end of the Ice Age, from 9500 BCE to 7500 BCE, hunting animals such as the bison, mammoth, and mastodon. By 7500 to 5500 BCE—the Early Archaic period—there is evidence of a small number of people living in Iowa on a seasonal basis. These people were the first to have a sustained presence in Iowa and leave behind artifacts that prove their existence." An encyclopedic article about the history of Iowa. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Iowa

History of Iowa __ "In the summer of 1673, French explorers Louis Joliet and Father Jacques Marquette traveled down the Mississippi River past the land that was to become the state of Iowa."  A general look at Iowa history. - From publications.iowa.gov - http://publications.iowa.gov/135/1/history/7-1.html

The History of Iowa __ You will find a history of Iowa from early Native American cultures through WWII. - From kindredtrails.com - http://www.kindredtrails.com/Iowa-History-1.html 

Iowa ___A good overview of the history of Iowa, plus statistics, demographic information, and links to "... selected famous natives and residents." - Illustrated - From Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108213.html
 
Iowa Ghost Towns ___These brief reports about this state's ghost towns are submitted by viewers. - Map - From Ghosttowns.com - http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/ia/ia.html 

Iowa: History ___Topics include the Black Hawk War, territorial status and modern Iowa. - - Text only - From The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. - http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/us/A0858887.html 

Iowa Old Photos.... faces and places in the past __ "Old family photographs, postcards, historical pictures, and genealogy about the people and places." - illustrated - From familyoldphotos.com - http://www.familyoldphotos.com/ia/

Iowa, Timeline of State History  __ "Find a chronological timeline of dates and events in Iowa's history from the 17th century explorations by the French of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers." - From shgresources.com - http://www.shgresources.com/ia/timeline/

State Historical Society of Iowa __ "Identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages, and provides access to the state's historical resources. Includes a list of historic sites, grants, ..." - illustrated - From iowahistory.org - http://www.iowahistory.org/   

The US50 - A Guide to the State of Iowa ___A general overview of the history of Iowa and brief biographies of historic figures. - Text only - From Erik Schubach and TheUS50.com - http://www.theus50.com/iowa/history.php

 
 

 

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