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Video: The Iowa Heritage

The Iowa Heritage

THE IOWA HERITAGE covers Iowa's history from prehistory through the present. The series provides a vivid and personal look at Iowa's development, culture and achievements.

 

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  • The Coming Heritage (#115)

    Full Program: The way Iowans related to their environment in the past and how they will relate to it in the future creates the Iowa heritage. This program explores change through Iowa's history. 27:04

  • Iowa Impressions (#114)

    Full Program: This program examines the art and lives of five people who expressed their Iowa heritage in their own unique style. 29:32

  • Roots in the Soil (#112)

    Full Program: Each advancement in farming technology brought increased yields to Iowa farmers, but it has always been farmers' love and respect for the land that make them Iowa's unsung heroes. 28:12

  • Iowa's Industrial Roots (#111)

    Full Program: Iowa did have other industries besides farming--among them coal mining, lumbering and milling. 28:51

  • Main Street (#110)

    Full Program: For years the main street of Iowa's small towns was the center of trade and entertainment for town residents and surrounding farmers. But after the turn of the century, things began to change. 28:44

  • The Iowa Country School (#109)

    Full Program: The program presents the development of Iowa's early educational system. 26:55

  • Three Communities of Belief (#108)

    Full Program: The Icarians, the Community of True Inspiration and the Old Order Amish came to Iowa in the 1800s because it offered them isolation. But as the state developed, all but one of the communities were... 29:45

  • Come to Iowa (#107)

    Full Program: In the 1800s many Europeans came to Iowa in search of a new and better life, bringing with them their own unique heritage which, in some communities, still survives. 29:38

  • From Here to There (#106)

    Full Program: From the "modern" times of the early 1900s, viewers travel back to the days when steamboats navigated the Mississippi, steam trains crisscrossed the state and stagecoaches bumped along Iowa's dusty... 29:49

  • Iowa and the Civil War (#105)

    Full Program: For years Iowans had provided an escape route for African Americans fleeing slavery. When war broke out, 10,000 Iowa sons volunteered to fight to preserve the Union. 28:38

  • The Prairie Pioneers (#104)

    Full Program: Pioneer life in Iowa was a lonely struggle between humans and the environment--a struggle humans sometimes lost. 28:51

  • Hard Times (#113)

    Full Program: Through interviews, still photographs and newsreel footage, the effects of the Great Depression on Iowa are shown. 29:42

  • The Path to Statehood (#103)

    Full Program: Marquette and Joliet first set foot on Iowa soil in 1643 beginning a 200-year process that would transform the land of Iowa into the state of Iowa. 29:48

  • The Tall Grass Whispers (#102)

    Full Program: This program examines the ever-changing relationship between two distinct cultures--Native American and white. 29:15

  • First People of the Prairies (#101)

    Full Program: Through reenactment and comments by contemporary archaeologists, this program presents the origins and way of life of the prehistoric Indians of Iowa. 27:13

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