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Iowa History 101 - From Coal Palace to Closing the Plant: Coal and Community on the Lower-Des Moines River
Join Kevin T. Mason, Associate Professor of History at Waldorf University, as he explores the history of coal in southeastern Iowa. Incorporating elements of Mason’s 2021 walk across Iowa to follow the route of the 1st United States Dragoons, the presentation will focus on how early observation of coal deposits paired with boosterish enthusiasm to develop a significant Iowa industry. The talk will highlight early exploration, dispossession, industry development, the Ottumwa Coal Palace, and diverse communities including Buxton.

Jul 28, 2022 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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