Iowa City Public Library

The Digital History Project is an initiative of the Iowa City Public Library. We collect digital items that reflect the history of Iowa City and rural Johnson County, Iowa. For more information about the project's partners, see the About page. 

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Railroad Arrives

a Pelzer, Mildred Railroad Arrives Longfellow School 10-27-08 full image c.jpg

This Pelzer mural depicts the arrival of the railroad in Iowa City on January 1, 1856, as reported in Bob Hibbs's "Historic Scenes by Mildred Pelzer…