||In 1996, the state of Iowa celebrated its Sesquicentennial. The story links below are
only a few of the stories that
Moines Register" ran during 1996 in their "Iowa's 150 Years: A slice
of Iowa's past" series. They are presented here to give you some idea of what life
was like in Iowa during the pioneer times.
April 28, 1996
Article on statehood from the Territorial Gazette
May 5, 1996
Some advertisements from 1844
May 12, 1996
An 1839 social party
May 26, 1996
Murder in Montgomery County over the selling of a wife
June 2, 1996
Life in Greene County in 1849
June 9, 1996
Pilot Rock in Cherokee County
June 16, 1996
Housing developments in 1838
June 23, 1996
A religious cult in 1854 Monona County
June 30, 1996
The unusual hotel keeper in Union County
July 7, 1996
Letter from a Union soldier to his wife in 1865
July 14, 1996
The unusual locating of the Delaware County seat
July 21, 1996
Description of 1855 Dubuque, Iowa
All material copyright 1996-2006,
by the Iowa Genealogical Society (IGS),
except where attributed to previously copyrighted material. All rights reserved.
If you have any comments,
suggestions, or if any links do not work, please notify us at
If a link problem, please tell us exactly which link is obsolete.
Emails are handled by one very overworked volunteer.
So, it may take a while, if a response is required.
Please be patient. Thank you.