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Neighboorhood Flooding

Neighborhood flooding on the east side of the Iowa River near City Park. Photo Courtesy: Douglas Jones

Mosquito Flats, 1960

Originally wetland, the land upon which the Mosquito Flats neighborhood now stands was drained and developed beginning in 1959. Many residents desired property in the neighborhood, given its scenic riverside location. Photo Courtesy: Iowa City Press…

Mosquito Flats, 1959

nother 1959 view shows the new Mosquito Flats neighborhood in its early years. Photo Courtesy: Iowa City Press Citizen, January 2, 1960. Provided by the State Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City.

Mosquito Flats by Kelly

Despite the devastation brought by the 2008 flood, many homes still stand in the Mosquito Flats neighborhood. The Iowa River can be seen in this photo, resting just yards from the back door of an area residence. Often, homeowners are required to…

Matthew Countryman, Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Arts and Citizenship Program at the University of Michigan, discusses public history

Matthew Countryman is an Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Arts and Citizenship program at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He visited the University of Iowa in March 2014, giving several lectures and workshops with…