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William Temple Hornaday - Iowan who helped save U.S. buffalo from extinction (#427)

posted on November 24, 2008 at 4:15 PM

William Temple Hornaday - Iowan who helped save U.S. buffalo from extinction  (#427)
This 1994 video tells the story of William Temple Hornaday, an American credited with saving the buffalo from extinction. In the late 1800s, Iowa taxidermist William Temple Hornaday used what he learned from his career to save the lives of... 07:00 Read More »

1921 Boy Scouts' Adventure to Yellowstone (#214)

posted on November 19, 2008 at 5:52 PM

1921 Boy Scouts' Adventure to Yellowstone (#214)
In 1921, boy scouts from Clinton, Iowa had a big adventure - a road trip in Model T's to Yellowstone National Park. They were heralded as heros, winding through mountains on dirt roads, splashing through rivers without bridges, and even meeting... 09:42 Read More »

Out and About: Centerville, Iowa (#206)

posted on November 13, 2008 at 10:34 AM

Out and About: Centerville, Iowa (#206)
Dan Kaercher travels south and visits Centerville. 04:48 Read More »

Out and About: Bedford, Iowa (#221)

posted on September 19, 2008 at 4:10 PM

Out and About: Bedford, Iowa (#221)
Out and About correspondent Dan Kaercher visits Bedford in southwest Iowa. 05:00 Read More »

Iowa News Analysis: A Davenport Perspective (#172)

posted on August 22, 2008 at 3:52 PM

Iowa News Analysis: A Davenport Perspective (#172)
The Iowa Journal broadcasts live from the spot where gambling in Iowa started, Davenport. Our News Analysts are: Mark Ridolfi, Editorial Page Editor/Quad City Times, and John Beydler, QC Online editor, columnist/The (Moline) Dispatch/The Rock... Read More »

Out and About: Waverly, Iowa (#118)

posted on July 24, 2008 at 3:27 PM

Out and About: Waverly, Iowa (#118)
Out and About: Waverly. We'll feature the town with a world wide horse sale, college with a German history and a restaurant that also rings true to its heritage. 05:00 Read More »

Out and About: Creston, Iowa (#169)

posted on July 24, 2008 at 3:24 PM

Out and About: Creston, Iowa (#169)
Out and About correspondent Dan Kaercher travels to Creston. 04:43 Read More »

Out and About: Dubuque, Iowa (#173)

posted on July 22, 2008 at 4:18 PM

Out and About: Dubuque, Iowa (#173)
Out and About Correspondent Dan Kaercher travels to Dubuque. 05:00 Read More »

Out and About: Adel, Iowa (#167)

posted on July 7, 2008 at 4:02 PM

Out and About: Adel, Iowa (#167)
Out and About Correspondent Dan Kaercher travels to Adel and finds out how a small town defines itself in the shadow of a metro area. 04:52 Read More »

Out and About: The African American Historical Museum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (#138)

posted on February 15, 2008 at 5:19 PM

Out and About: The African American Historical Museum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa  (#138)
The state of Iowa is not known for its diversity. In fact its population contains few minorities. Yet, Iowa minorities have made great contributions to the state. A case in point is the historic presence of African-Americans in Iowa. 04:55 Read More »

Out and About: Fort Madison, Iowa (#130)

posted on January 16, 2008 at 3:07 PM

Out and About: Fort Madison, Iowa (#130)
Fort Madison is named for a Fort and early trading place, which was in turn named for James Madison who became President in 1809. As Out and About correspondent Dan Kaercher's report explains, this old railroad town is getting back on track. Read More »

Out and About: Algona, Iowa (#122)

posted on December 20, 2007 at 10:04 AM

Out and About: Algona, Iowa (#122)
It was first named Call’s Grove, for one of two brothers who founded it. One of their wives later named it Algona. It eventually became the county seat for Kossuth County, which is the largest county geographically in Iowa. As "Out and About”... Read More »

Out and About: Davenport, Iowa (#113)

posted on November 19, 2007 at 10:04 AM

Out and About: Davenport, Iowa (#113)
Dan Kaercher goes to the Putnam Museum in Davenport, where a look back 500 years – even 2000 years - gives us a new perspective on the present. Located right along the Mississippi River, for many years, Davenport was at the crossroads of the... Read More »

History of Veterans Benefits (#112)

posted on November 15, 2007 at 10:19 AM

History of Veterans Benefits (#112)
Historically, the nation has tried to provide for its returning soldiers. Following World War Two, veterans benefits were grounded in the logistics of returning thousands of soldiers to their hometowns and transforming the nation to a peacetime... 04:23 Read More »

Out and About: Corning, Iowa (#112)

posted on November 15, 2007 at 10:04 AM

Out and About: Corning, Iowa (#112)
Visit Corning, another of Iowa's Main Street Communities as designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Named for Erastus Corning, a prominent 19th century New York state capitalist who earned great wealth and political office,... Read More »
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