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Chapter 19: Iowa in the World

Introduction

As the clock approached midnight on New Year's Eve on December 31, 1999, many people waited for a historic moment. January 1, 2000 would be not only the first day of a new year. It was the first day of a new century. Looking back one hundred years to the year 1900, Iowans were amazed at how the world had changed—automobiles, television, computers, a moon walk, cell phones. Could anyone even guess what Iowa might be in another one hundred years? Some feared a disaster with the coming of the year 2000. They were afraid that computers would shut down when they turned over the new century. No such problems occurred. Everything seemed to be running well on New Year's Day as Iowa and the world started on a new century.

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