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by Cynthia Peterson, Bill Whittaker, and Melody Pope, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
Hubbard Park, now part of the University of Iowa campus, was once an ethnically-mixed working-class neighborhood occupied from the 1840s until 1926, when it was razed during construction of the Iowa Memorial Union.


by Cynthia Peterson, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist


by Marlin Ingalls, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist

by Elizabeth Reetz, University of Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist
Colleagues at the Office of the State Archaeologist (OSA) have been telling me about RAGBRAI – The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa - since I started as the Education & Outreach Program Director last September.

This example is one of the “Dr. F. Wilhofts (Original) Lady’s Syringe”, produced by Goodyear Rubber around 1900, was recently recovered from a stone well in Iowa City during an archaeological investigation.

by Cynthia L. Peterson Arlen Twedt, a historian and retired educator, has an avid interest in the Norwegian settlement of central Iowa. While researching that topic, Twedt discovered many references to 1856–1930s Meskwaki camps near and visits to communities in central Iowa’s Hamilton, Story, Polk, and Boone counties. His sources included letters, oral histories, newspaper accounts, and county and other history books.

It has been 74 years since IOWA: A Guide to the Hawkeye State, compiled and written by the Federal Writers’ Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Iowa, and sponsored by the State Historical Society of Iowa, was published to commemorate the centennial organization of the Iowa Territory.