Time Machine

Time Machine: The Liberty Bell

CEDAR RAPIDS — After an unusually wet, cold and rainy Fourth of July holiday, Eastern Iowans were excited on July 7, 1915, to see the arriva ... »

Time Machine: The Decker House

GALENA — A young hardware and leather dealer from Galena, Ill., often traveled to Maquoketa on business, according to an often-told tale. ... »

Time Machine: 1970 Wadena Rock Festival

WADENA — “It had all the elements, people, drugs, sex and rock ‘n’ roll, lawsuits, tripped-out hippies and parents look ... »

Time Machine: Cedar Bluff

CEDAR BLUFF — Cedar Bluff, on the banks of the Cedar River, west of Tipton in Cedar County, never made it to incorporated status, although i ... »

Time Machine: C.R. patrolman in 1957 killed man wanted for writing bad checks

Marion Reed grew up on his family’s poultry hatchery on 42nd Street NE. He married Janet Smith in 1951 while he worked as manager of McLeod ... »

Time Machine: House of teachers

CEDAR RAPIDS — George M. Olmsted had been ill, but seemed to be improving when in December 1896 he moved his family into the new Queen Anne ... »

Time Machine: The heist of 1915

Editor's Note: First of three parts)

CEDAR RAPIDS — In its accounts of the 1915 robbery of the Cedar Rapids National Bank, The Evenin ... »

Time Machine: The Hach Brothers

CEDAR RAPIDS — A notice appeared in The Evening Gazette on Sept. 4, 1919:

“The National Produc ... »

Time Machine: The Majestic

CEDAR RAPIDS — In April 1908, Alice M. Faulkes, widow of Gazette owner and editor Fred W. Faulkes, and Malcolm V. Bolton, a real estate brok ... »

Time Machine: Billy Sunday

The Rev. William Ashley “Billy” Sunday, a famous evangelist, was born in Ames in 1862. He never knew his father, who died in the Civil ... »

Time Machine: The birth of flight

Finley P. Dunne, a Chicago writer transplanted to New York, wrote in the American Magazine in 1909, “I doubt if the Wright brothers would ev ... »

Time Machine: Federal courtroom murals

A new federal building opened in March 1933 on First Street SE in Cedar Rapids. The post office occupied the basement and main floors. A variety of ... »

Time Machine: Colonel Charles B. Robbins

On a summer day in 1943, on the heights of Arlington Cemetery overlooking Washington, D.C., Col. Charles Burton Robbins was buried with full milita ... »

Time Machine: Trailblazing journalist becomes big advocate for Camp Courageous

When Dotty Ireland wrote her first prep sports story for The Gazette in 1943, she already had made an impression on the sports editor.

Tait ... »

Time Machine: The Commonwealth Apartments

CEDAR RAPIDS — A fairground with a horse racetrack and a baseball park, near the intersection of Second Avenue and 14th Street East, gave wa ... »