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Sitting in With the Iowa Lincoln Highway Association

                This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend the quarterly meeting of the Iowa Lincoln Highway Association. As some of you who follow my blog know, I’ve written some about the Lincoln Highway in the past, mostly about a stretch of road that passes through Clinton County, Iowa. This length of road includes …

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Desecration: Cemetery Vandalism and Grave Robbery

               When I was a kid, I remember my Dad taking me to City Cemetery in Davenport, Iowa. A big history buff, Dad used to take me to all kinds of cemeteries while doing family history, or just some personal research on something.                 One of the older cemeteries in Scott County, City Cemetery is, …

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Help! The Need for Volunteers in Historical Organizations

                A while back, I worked with an organization in Clinton, Iowa called the Catholic Historical Center. They are dedicated to the preservation of the remaining original Catholic Churches of Clinton, as well as the preservation of the history of Catholicism in Clinton County.                 At the first meeting that I attended, I met their …

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Unsung Heroes: Small-Town Museums and County Historical Associations

             Very recently, I wrote a blog about an original section of the Lincoln Highway in Clinton County, Iowa. One of my readers had a question about it, so I told them that I would get in touch with the Lincoln Highway Association and get an answer.                 I wrote them an e-mail introducing myself …

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The American Civil War – A Conflict for the Ages

                Recently, I was having a conversation about World War II with my children. As the discussion progressed, I told them that it was important for them to learn about that time in history, because those things should never be forgotten. I told them that they needed to remember and carry that knowledge forward into …

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