Time Machine

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 ... »

Time Machine Stone City hostages

STONE CITY — The house on the hill near Stone City served for two summers in 1932 and 1933 as headquarters for Grant Wood and Marvin Cone&#x ... »

Time Machine: Art in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — Although a few art clubs were meeting in Cedar Rapids as early as the mid-1800s, 1905 to 1906 became the seminal time for the ... »

Time Machine: Old Jumbo

BELLE PLAINE — Belle Plaine dignitaries gathered at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Eighth Street on May 21, 1955, to commemorate the event ... »

Time Machine: The Tennessee

CEDAR RAPIDS — A search through a box in The Gazette’s archives revealed a packet of old negatives labeled simply, “The Tennes ... »

Time Machine: Bloom County House

IOWA CITY — Iowa had its own controversial cartoonist for a short time in the 1980s. Berkeley “Berke” Breathed started drawing ... »