Time Machine

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.

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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 ... »

Time Machine: Cherry Residence

CEDAR RAPIDS — There was a holiday party and housewarming Dec. 29, 1902, at Mr. and Mrs. Upton C. Blake’s handsome new home at the co ... »

Time Machine: From Conover to Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Forbes lists Cargill, Inc., of Minnesota as the largest private company in the United States. It was valued at $134.9 billion ... »

Time Machine: The Cherry sisters

MARION — ‘Marion society was all agog before the concert given by the Cherry Concert Company at the opera house” on Friday, Ja ... »

TIME MACHINE: Sanford’s started business in Iowa City in 1851, became part of state history

The state of Iowa was only five years old in 1851 when state legislators recruited William Lee, a book binder in St. Louis, to come to Iowa City. L ... »