Tag: DeWitt

Rising From the Flames

The world was breathing a little easier at the end of 1945. For the past several years, the Second World…

Episode 15: Rising From the Flames

August 30, 1945, was a day like any other in DeWitt, Iowa. That is, until the explosions started. What happened…

Little Stone For a Big Man: The Giant of Scott County, Iowa

If you were to peruse a history of the small town of Long Grove, Iowa, you are very likely to…

DeWitt, Iowa Pioneer Farmer Makes Small Fortune Playing Antique Violin

I’ve always admired people who could play an instrument, especially those who could do it well. In the 1800’s, a DeWitt, Iowa pioneer used his musical talent to not only entertain, but build a small fortune. Do you have any ancestors who were musically inclined? Drop by and tell me about them sometime!

Stone Memorial: The Life of P.J. Maher

Have you ever seen a memorial or a monument to someone and wonder who that person was? I’m willing to say that we all have. Here is an unusual memorial in an unexpected place from my hometown of DeWitt, Iowa. After you read the article, please share some of the memorials that you’ve seen from your neck of the woods. I’d love to hear about it!

Small Town Iowa Museum Artifact Bears Witness to Violent Events in U.S. History

Hello friends! Sorry about posting this a day late, but my new laptop decided to die. This week, I’m going to tell you about an artifact in a small town Iowa museum that saw some truly violent moments in our past. As always, I if you enjoy what you’ve read, please be sure to click you like buttons on Facebook or on my website!

John Bloom: The Regionalist and Me

   The mural was old. The colors were still vibrant through, the lines still clear and sharp. It was simple…

Healing Fire: The Explosion That Led to A Small Town Hospital

     August 30th, 1945 was just another day for most people. The Second World War had just come to an…