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Sunday October 12, 2014
Time Machine: Mayor’s murder
CEDAR RAPIDS — John T. Carmody was an experienced machinist when he arrived in Cedar Rapids from Lima, Ohio, in 1885. He immediately went to ...
Sunday September 07, 2014
Time Machine: The Iowa Cornets
CEDAR RAPIDS — “Just as little boys sometimes dream about becoming the next Pete Rose or O.J. Simpson, here in Iowa the little girls ...
Sunday August 31, 2014
Time Machine: The pet of The Gazette
CEDAR RAPIDS — It began with a joke. When asked what souvenir a friend could send to him from Florida, Gazette Editor Fred Faulkes replied an ...
Sunday August 24, 2014
Millville's haunted house
Was it haunted or not? The house, whose address was “End of Skip Level Road,” stood three miles west of Millville in Clayton County.
Sunday July 20, 2014
Iowa Code 523I.102 — “Pioneer cemetery” means a cemetery where there were twelve or fewer burials in the preceding fifty years ...
Sunday July 06, 2014
Cold War fallout
The United States’ diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union and China were in tatters, the Soviet Union had tested its first atomic bomb ( ...
Sunday June 29, 2014
The flame that never was
Even as the million-dollar Veterans Memorial Building was rising from the municipal island in the middle of the Cedar River, its appearance still w ...
Sunday June 22, 2014
Our deep red car was an unrecognizable gray. Clouds of dust rose each time we opened or closed a door. Both of us really wanted a shower, but my hu ...
Sunday June 15, 2014
William Lightner, master builder
Curiosity led me to William H. Lightner.
Along E Avenue NW, in the 1700 block, are two stone pillars mounted on concrete bases, alike, but o ...
Sunday June 08, 2014
John Brown and the Underground Railroad
On Oct. 16, 1859, John Brown and his small band of abolitionists seized the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Va.
His plan was to arm his b ...