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City of Iowa City, Iowa Flood Map

Created by the City of Iowa City in the mid-2000s, this map shows northern Iowa City. The Mosquito flats neighborhood and City Park sit side-by-side just left of the image’s center. As the key indicates, green shading denotes the 500-year…

Organizing Societies

By James CoxThe exhibition spaces of the St. Louis World's Fair and neighborhoods of St. Louis mirror each other as studies in racial segregation. William McGee, head of the Anthropology Department, designed the imperial displays of the 1904…

Street Flooding in Iowa City

As the Iowa River seeped over its banks, water crept onto residential streets, blocking traffic. Eventually, only one bridge remained to connect the east and west sides of Iowa City, leaving many residents stranded on one side or the other. For days,…