Iowa Historical Info

* * * * * Beginnings * * * * *

1823-1940 Transportation and Communication 1829-1940 Lumbering 1838-1940 Roads and Highways
1840-1940 Industry 1840-1940 Meat Packing 1844-1940 Telegraph
1852-1940 Agriculture 1854-1940 Railroads 1862-1940 Telephone
1910-1940 Aviation and Radio


* * * * * Exhibitions * * * * *

1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition Iowa Exhibit The First State Fair

* * * * * Government * * * * *

1843 Iowa Territory Government 1843 Iowa Territory Judiciary 1850 Iowa Post Offices & Post Masters
1873 Iowa Offical Register 1879 Iowa Offical Register 1881 Executive and Judicial Officers & Trustees Of State Institutions
1882 Constitution Of Iowa 1914-1916 Iowa Fish & Game Department Birth of the Republican Party
The Constitutional Convention of 1844 The Constitutional Convention of 1846 The Constitution of 1844
Early Government Eighth General Assembly - 1860 Iowa Territorial & State Governors
Iowa Under the Control of the Democrats Ninth General Assembly - 1862 Political History: 1856-1940
Political Jurisdiction, 1804 - 1834


* * * * * Government Legislation * * * * *

1840-46 Territorial Abstracts of the Acts and Resolutions Child Labor Limitation Final Act In The Suffrage Fight
Fourth Phase Of The Saloon Question Government for the year 1848 Initiative And Referendum
Name Changes Social Legislation To Get Out The Woman Vote
Third Phase Of The Saloon Question Various 1906 Legislative Acts The Women's Suffrage Movement
Women Win Right To Vote


* * * * * History * * * * *

1804-1940 American Exploration of Iowaland 1940 Iowa History 1940 The Struggle for Territory
Abandoned Towns, Villages And Post Offices Admission to the Union Attempts to Settle Iowa Before 1833
Dramatic Episodes: 1838 - 1846 Iowa History and Demographics
By Dorothy Schwieder, professor of history, Iowa State University
Iowa's Pathway to Statehood
Iowaland Through Many Eyes The Movement Toward Statehood National Register of Historic Places
The Negro And Slavery In Early Iowa The Slavery Issue Some Beginnings in Iowa

* * * * * Institutions * * * * *

Almshouses Index for Iowa 1910
Almshouses, Asylums, County Homes, Infirmaries, and Poor Farms
Iowa Hospital For The Insane, Independence, Buchanan County Iowa Orphanages, Children's Homes & Nurseries
First Penitentiary


* * * * * Land * * * * *

1833 Black Hawk Purchase, Beginning of Settlement of Iowa 1849 Land Officers 1858 Land Offices

* * * * * Law & Order * * * * *

1851 List of Lawyers In Iowa January 18, 1872 to January 23, 1874 - Pardons and Remissions First Penitentiary
Rachel McFarland, Heir of James Thompson Estate STATE v. DOOLEY - Jan. 16, 1894

* * * * * Medical * * * * *

1878 Medical and Surgical Directory 1911 Iowa Medical Journal Iowa State Medical Society
Iowa Union Medical Society


* * * * * Memorials & Monuments * * * * *

Ansel Briggs Memorial Allison Monument And Capitol Grounds Extension Chief Keokuk
Chief Mahaska Monument The Keokuk Monument Sergeant Charles Floyd Monument
Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Spirit Lake Massacre Monument

* * * * * Miscellaneous * * * * *

Cultural Attainments Iowa Flag

* * * * * Schools * * * * *

1906 County Superintendents of Schools Education of the Blind in Iowa Iowa Students at Eastman Business College in Chicago, 1865-66
Iowa State College Of Agriculture & Mechanic Arts


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