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Iowa History Books


Iowa local and regional history books feature vintage images of small towns and downtowns across the state. Each title celebrates the unique cultures and traditions of the 'Hawkeye State' through historical images and descriptive captions.

From hot air balloons hovering over the National Balloon Museum in Indianola, to the quintessential Iowa State fairgrounds in Des Moines, to the towns of Davenport, Dubuque, Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Muscatine, and more, each book features stunning vintage images revealing the unique people, places, and events that make up the history of the great state of Iowa.


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Indianola: Ballooning Capital of Iowa
Indianola: Ballooning Capital of Iowa

$24.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of Aviation
Indianola, founded in 1849, is the county seat of Warren County, Iowa. It is located 12 miles south of Iowa's capital, Des Moines, at the i ...
Images of Aviation Available $24.99 9780738578217
Iowa Caucus, The
Iowa Caucus, The

$22.99
state: Iowa
series: Images of Modern America
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Images of Modern America $22.99 9781467115834
Iowa City
Iowa City

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Postcard History
After raucous times on the western frontier during the 1840s and 1850s, Iowa City settled into a relatively sleepy existence while its princ ...
Postcard History Available $21.99 9780738584027
Iowa State Fair, The: In Vintage Postcards
Iowa State Fair, The: In Vintage Postcards

$21.99 Backordered
state: Iowa
series: Postcard History
Each August, the Iowa State Fairgrounds, home to America’s quintessential state fair, becomes 400 acres of sights, sounds, and aromas. More ...
Postcard History Backordered $21.99 9780738540375
Iowa State Patrol
Iowa State Patrol

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
The Iowa State Patrol was started by Iowa's first female secretary of state, Ola Babcock Miller, who was a champion for highway safety. Her ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738598659
Iowa's Black Legacy
Iowa's Black Legacy

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Black America
African Americans make up only a small minority of Iowa’s population, but contrary to widespread belief, there is a very rich historical cul ...
Black America Available $21.99 9780738503516
Iowa's Last Narrow-Gauge Railroad
Iowa's Last Narrow-Gauge Railroad

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of Rail
When talk began circulating in 1848 about the importance of railroads, the people of Cascade grew anxious. Without direct access to navigabl ...
Images of Rail Available $21.99 9780738541181
Iowa's WHO Radio: The Voice of the Middle West
Iowa's WHO Radio: The Voice of the Middle West

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
When a Des Moines insurance company started a radio station in 1924, no one imagined it would bring news from a world war home to families d ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738576305
Keokuk and the Great Dam
Keokuk and the Great Dam

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
This remarkable pictorial history tells the story of an engineering marvel: the first dam built across the Mississippi River (from 1910–1913 ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738507354
Mills County
Mills County

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
Covering 440 miles, "Queen Mills" stretches from the Point aux Poules and Five Barrel Islands on the Missouri River east through the loess h ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738577487
Montgomery County
Montgomery County

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
Montgomery County was one of the last areas in Iowa to be settled. For many years it was considered to be uninhabitable and of little value- ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738577197
Muscatine
Muscatine

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
Muscatine, situated on one of the largest east-west bends of the Mississippi River, grew from a small territorial trading post into an Iowa ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738584386
Muscatine
Muscatine

$7.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Postcards of America
Muscatine boasts a rich history.

Author Bio: In this collection of vintage-photograph postcards, Kristin McHugh-Johnston explo ...
Postcards of America Available $7.99 9780738583617
Muscatine's Pearl Button Industry
Muscatine's Pearl Button Industry

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
The Mississippi River town of Muscatine produced billions of pearl buttons. By 1905, Muscatine made 37 percent of the world’s buttons and ea ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738550930
Orange City
Orange City

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
Orange City was founded in 1869–1870 as a colony of Dutch Americans from Pella. Led by Henry Hospers, the colonists made Orange City the cen ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9781467111584
Ottumwa
Ottumwa

$21.99 Backordered
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
Long one of Iowa's most important industrial cities, Ottumwa was established on the banks of the Des Moines River in 1843. The river was bot ...
Images of America Backordered $21.99 9780738541068
Ottumwa
Ottumwa

$19.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Postcard History
Ottumwa was established in 1843 on the banks of the Des Moines River. The city quickly became a center of retail trade and industry for sout ...
Postcard History Available $19.99 9780738550831
Perry
Perry

$19.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
Perry came to life in 1869, when town founder Harvey Willis convinced a railroad surveyor to run the train through the town. The “magic” tow ...
Images of America Available $19.99 9780738561660
Plymouth County
Plymouth County

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
Plymouth County is one of the largest counties in Iowa, claiming 864 square miles. The early pioneers made this observation: “If you stared ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738560830
RAGBRAI: America's Favorite Bicycle Ride
RAGBRAI: America's Favorite Bicycle Ride

$22.99 Available
state: Iowa
series:
Launched as a lark in 1973, RAGBRAI has developed into the world's largest, longest and oldest bicycle touring event. Thousands of cyclists ...
Available $22.99 9781609497002
Railroads of Dubuque
Railroads of Dubuque

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of Rail
The city of Dubuque, settled on the west side of the Mississippi River in 1833, has historically been home to four major railways and numero ...
Images of Rail Available $21.99 9780738539577
Red Oak
Red Oak

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
Where the Red Oak Creek flowed into the Nishnabotna River, thick groves of walnut, oak, and cottonwood trees crowded about their banks. This ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738561318
Red Oak
Red Oak

$7.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Postcards of America
Red Oak boasts a rich history. These images illustrate the people, the events, and the everyday scenes that make up Red Oak’s story.

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Postcards of America Available $7.99 9780738561028
Ringgold County
Ringgold County

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
Ringgold County was named for Maj. Samuel Ringgold, a hero of the Mexican-American War, who died in battle on May 11, 1846. The first white ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738583747
Scott County Cemeteries
Scott County Cemeteries

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
After the Blackhawk Purchase of 1832, settlement of eastern Iowa was opened up to white settlers the next year. Antoine LeClaire, who served ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738583150
Sioux City Railroads
Sioux City Railroads

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of Rail
Toward the end of the 19th century, railroads transformed Sioux City from a western outpost to one of the fastest-growing municipalities in ...
Images of Rail Available $21.99 9780738552224
Sioux City Railroads
Sioux City Railroads

$7.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Postcards of America
Toward the end of the 19th century, railroads transformed Sioux City from a western outpost to one of the fastest-growing municipalities in ...
Postcards of America Available $7.99 9780738525426
Story City
Story City

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
In the early 1850s, as settlers began to move into central Iowa, a small pioneer community developed in the tall prairie grass. These first ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738593968
The Chiefs of Council Bluffs: Five Leaders of the Missouri Valley Tribes
The Chiefs of Council Bluffs: Five Leaders of the Missouri Valley Tribes

$19.99 Available
state: Iowa
series:
Two centuries ago, the fierce winds of change were sweeping through the Middle Missouri Valley. French, Spanish and then American traders an ...
Available $19.99 9781609496135
The Dubuque Shot Tower
The Dubuque Shot Tower

$24.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Landmarks
The George W. Rogers & Co. ShotTower claims the distinction of being Dubuque’s most recognizable and enduring landmark. And while it only op ...
Landmarks Available $24.99 9781609492564
The Mississippi River: Father of Waters
The Mississippi River: Father of Waters

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
Named by Algonkian-speaking Indians, Mississippi can be translated as "Father of Waters." The river, the largest in North America, drains 31 ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9780738507453
University of Northern Iowa
University of Northern Iowa

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Campus History
The University of Northern Iowa has evolved from its humble beginnings in 1876 as a normal school with 27 students to a thriving educational ...
Campus History Available $21.99 9780738507224
Washington
Washington

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
Washington was founded in 1839 and is the county seat of Washington County. The population grew significantly after the arrival of the first ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9781467110020
Waterloo
Waterloo

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Postcard History
Waterloo started out like many other towns: as a small pioneer village located along the banks of the Cedar River. It must have been a breat ...
Postcard History Available $21.99 9780738583396
Waukee
Waukee

$21.99 Available
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
In 1869, Gen. Lewis Addison Grant and Maj. William Ragan purchased the land around the Des Moines Valley Railroad bed owned by Cyrus W. Fish ...
Images of America Available $21.99 9781467114332
West Des Moines and Valley Junction
West Des Moines and Valley Junction

$21.99 Backordered
state: Iowa
series: Images of America
In 1867, James Jordan, one of the first European settlers in the area, agreed to donate land and plat a small town in exchange for a railroa ...
Images of America Backordered $21.99 9780738561882

 
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