When the Civil War erupted, the state of Iowa was only 15 years old. It was a land laced with railroads, though, and blanketed with fertile fields that would have been a boon to either side. So, why then did this young farming state on the edge of America’s frontier throw their lot in with the Union? The history of Iowa during our bloody national conflict is explored in great detail in The Sacred Cause of Union: Iowa in The Civil War by Thomas R. Baker, associate dean of student at the University of Iowa. Ignored at the time by
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150 years comes alive thanks to interactive technology.
From tumultuous tempests to sweltering summers, the Peoples' Weather Map is tracking the history of weather around the state.
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Student-actors give voice to figures from the past.
Capturing history, frame by frame.
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