- Immigrants Studying for Naturalization, 1937
- Immigrating by Steamer, ca. 1901
- Why Move to Iowa?
- Immigrant Transportation
- Iowa Land for Sale
- The Icarians
- Czechoslovakians Come to Iowa
- Immigrants Adjust to New Lives
- Variety of Immigrants Come to Iowa
- Dutch Immigrate to Iowa
- A Legacy Continues
- Iowans Became Aware of Diverse Cultures
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Those immigrants who could afford the extra expense traveled by steamboat down the Ohio and up the Mississippi Rivers. However, river travel meant a family could bring only what each member could carry.
Most settlers, however, moved west in wagons. Wagons of all shapes and sizes: there were truck wagons with solid oak wheels pulled by teams of strong oxen, two wheeled carts pulled by a single horse and of course, the covered wagon. Somewhere along the journey they were named prairie schooners and the name stuck. With trucks and barrels and a plow tied to the side and the rear, a lengthy stove pipe sticking out like a canon pointed to the sky, they bumped and rattled through the oceans of tall grass looking more like battleships then wagons.
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