Iowa City, Iowa (Postcard History Series)

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After raucous times on the western frontier during the 1840s and 1850s, Iowa City settled into a relatively sleepy existence while its principal industry, the University of Iowa, was finding its way from obscurity into an important Iowa resource. Its once-too-small-to-succeed university hospital has blossomed into a medical and economic powerhouse. Research in widely varied fields, from space science to microbiology, finds fertile grounds and minds. Big Ten football beckons on ...
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Overview


After raucous times on the western frontier during the 1840s and 1850s, Iowa City settled into a relatively sleepy existence while its principal industry, the University of Iowa, was finding its way from obscurity into an important Iowa resource. Its once-too-small-to-succeed university hospital has blossomed into a medical and economic powerhouse. Research in widely varied fields, from space science to microbiology, finds fertile grounds and minds. Big Ten football beckons on fall Saturdays.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738584027
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 8/10/2010
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,368,143
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Bob Hibbs has authored four previous books, including three on Iowa City. He's a third-generation Iowan who landed in Iowa City for college and stayed. He and his high school sweetheart have shared 47 years of marriage and have two sons. A journalist by training, Hibbs spent much of his working lifetime in property management while his wife, Margaret, first nursed and later counseled as a patient representative through 40 years at university hospitals. They have shared the same Iowa City home in a quiet, old ethnic neighborhood since 1968.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Heart and Soul: Old Town Center, Hospitals, and Churches 9

2 Shops and China Closets: Store Interiors Including Dresden China Shop 23

3 Fun and Frolics: Chautauqua, Theaters, and Sports 33

4 Business and Weather: Hatchery, Banks, and Weather Station 47

5 On the Avenues: Streetscapes, Including a Double-Page Spread 57

6 Friends and Neighbors: Coraville, River, City Park, and Lover's Leap 67

7 One-Night Stands: Motels and Hotels 77

8 The Common Good: PO, Courthouse, Schools, Firemen, and Military 85

9 Sightseeing: Out and About, Including Two Double-Page Spreads 101

10 Lies and Shenanigans: Phony Images, Including "Night" Scenes 117

Index 126

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