Each week, The Gazette is proud to present Time Machine in the Sunday paper, taking a look back at some of the most notable people, places and events in Eastern Iowa’s history.
Recent installments explored:
The Wright Brothers connection to Cedar Rapids,
The history of the former Iowa Theater, which today is home to Theatre Cedar Rapids,
A look at Plum Grove, the Iowa City home built by the first governor of the Iowa territory,
The energy crisis in 1973 that dimmed the Christmas lights in downtown Cedar Rapids.
Now, The Gazette is packaging 50 of our favorite Time Machine stories into a wonderful coffee table book, “Ties to Our Past.” The book will be a great gift for family and friends (or a wonderful gift for yourself) to look back at people and places that have shaped Eastern Iowa over the decades.