Tag: Iowa

Episode 6: And the Rain Fell, And the Water Rose….

Floods are a dangerous fact of life in the Midwest. So many of those who live here have experienced horrific…

Episode 5: The Giant of Scott County

Sometimes the smallest things can ide some of the biggest stories. Or, in this case, the legend of a man…

The Long Grove, Iowa Bank Robbery of 1921

The morning of December 15, 1921 was just another winter morning in Long Grove, Iowa. The business district at the…

The Quiet Ones

 Guy Gilbert was probably a little surprised when his son Gene showed up on the doorstep of his Yale, South…

Historical Travel Wasn’t Always the Safest

The holidays are here again! Soon, hundreds of us will travel across the nation to see our family and friends. But, with all that travel comes potential dangers, dangers that have always been there. Come and learn more about it this week at the table!

And the Rain Fell, and the Waters Rose….

Just south of the town of Atlantic, Iowa, is a roadside attraction called the Plow in the Tree, within sight…

Midnight Tragedy: The Koenig Family Murder/Suicide of 1870

   The mid 1800’s was a time of intense migration from Western Europe to the United States. Millions of immigrants…

Edward Graham’s Legacy: The Forgotten DeWitt Courthouse of 1854

   In 1853, Edward Graham was made the County Judge of Clinton County, Iowa, when his predecessor unexpectedly vacated the…

Bandits in the Blizzard: The Schroeder Brother’s Crime Spree of 1937

Paul Schroeder was running through the repair shop, trying his best to avoid the hail of bullets flying his direction….

Justice on the Prairie: Farmers Break a Horse Thieving Ring in Clinton County, Iowa

   From his home in Elvira, Iowa, Captain Robert Lyons surveyed his property with his mariner’s telescope. A relic from…