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Historical Markers in Iowa City, Iowa

 
Clickable Map of Johnson County, Iowa and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Johnson County, IA (20) Benton County, IA (1) Cedar County, IA (39) Iowa County, IA (17) Linn County, IA (14) Louisa County, IA (2) Muscatine County, IA (2) Washington County, IA (3)  JohnsonCounty(20) Johnson County (20)  BentonCounty(1) Benton County (1)  CedarCounty(39) Cedar County (39)  IowaCounty(17) Iowa County (17)  LinnCounty(14) Linn County (14)  LouisaCounty(2) Louisa County (2)  MuscatineCounty(2) Muscatine County (2)  WashingtonCounty(3) Washington County (3)
Iowa City is the county seat for Johnson County
Iowa City is in Johnson County
      Johnson County (20)  
ADJACENT TO JOHNSON COUNTY
      Benton County (1)  
      Cedar County (39)  
      Iowa County (17)  
      Linn County (14)  
      Louisa County (2)  
      Muscatine County (2)  
      Washington County (3)  
 
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1Iowa (Johnson County), Iowa City — An Ancient Sea
Although the huge 1993 increase in water flow changed the landscape at the Dam site and caused flooding downstream, catastrophic flooding was avoided. The Iowa River returned to normal flow over the next few months, and the Dam itself remained . . . Map (db m174799) HM
2Iowa (Johnson County), Iowa City — Devonian Fossils
Fossils can be seen in most of the limestone layers exposed in the Gorge, and these provide clear evidence of ancient life that once inhabited a shallow sea. Fossils comprise more than half of some layers, especially the coral-rich “Rapid . . . Map (db m174796) HM
3Iowa (Johnson County), Iowa City — In MemoriumNovember 1, 1991
The University of Iowa remembers the tragedy of November 1, 1991. This memorial is dedicated to those who died and those who were affected by the tragedy; their legacy of caring and distinguished service to the campus community will be remembered . . . Map (db m193997) HM
4Iowa (Johnson County), Iowa City — Old BrickIowa Historic Site
Formerly First Presbyterian Church & North Presbyterian Church (Old School) Erected 1856-1865 This property is listed in the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m194099) HM
5Iowa (Johnson County), Iowa City — Old Dental BuildingUniversity of Iowa Sesquicentennial
Part of the university’s medical department since 1870, dentistry was granted department status in 1882, becoming the first dentistry program established west of the Mississippi River. A dozen years later, the Dental Building was erected on this . . . Map (db m193998) HM
6Iowa (Johnson County), Iowa City — Schaeffer HallUniversity of Iowa Sesquicentennial
Opened in 1902, the Hall of Liberal Arts was later renamed Schaeffer Hall for Charles A. Schaeffer, the University of Iowa president who turned the first spadeful of earth for the new building shortly before his death in 1898. The first of the four . . . Map (db m194175) HM
7Iowa (Johnson County), Iowa City — Site of World's First Educational Television Station
From 1932 to 1939 a regular schedule of 389 educational television programs was broadcast from the building once located on this site. The Electrical Engineering Department built and operated the station under the direction of Dr. E. B. Kurtz. . . . Map (db m194100) HM
8Iowa (Johnson County), Iowa City — St. Mary's Church
. . . Map (db m194150) HM
9Iowa (Johnson County), Iowa City — The Coralville Dam
Construction of the Coralville Dam complex by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was completed in 1958, and designed primarily for flood control. Lake levels are regulated routinely by adjusting the outflow into the Iowa River through gates . . . Map (db m174798) HM
10Iowa (Johnson County), Iowa City — The First State University to Admit Women on an Equal Basis with Men
The first state university to admit women on an equal basis with men was the University of Iowa, in 1855. Plaque dedicated in memory of Professor Jane A. Weiss (1943-1981) feminist, scholar, teacher, friendMap (db m194098) HM
11Iowa (Johnson County), Iowa City — The Old Capitol
This building the last Capitol of Iowa Territory became the first Capitol of the State of Iowa December 28, 1846 and was given to the University by and Act of the First General Assembly signed by Governor Ansel Briggs February 25, 1847 This . . . Map (db m194000) HM
12Iowa (Johnson County), Iowa City — The Old Stone Capitol
Builded by the Territory of Iowa out of stone quarried from the banks of the Iowa River Occupied by the Government of the Territory of Iowa from 1842 to 1846 and by the Government of the State of Iowa from 1846 to 1857 This tablet is the . . . Map (db m193999) HM
13Iowa (Johnson County), Iowa City — View from the Overlook Plaza
The plaza area is located above the bend in the Devonian Fossil Gorge and affords views of both the limestone surfaces upstream and the developing wetland downstream. In the upstream direction, the 2008 flooding only slightly deepened of the gorge . . . Map (db m168210) HM
14Iowa (Johnson County), Iowa City — Writers in a Café
The University of Iowa Writers' Workshop was founded by Wilbur Schramm in 1936 as the first creative writing degree program in the United States. Iowa City was recognized as the first City of Literature in the United States, and third in the . . . Map (db m194181) HM
 
 
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Aug. 18, 2022