Thursday, June 23, 2011
Waterloo, Iowa: Small Town, BIG Impact
Waterloo, Iowa is a fairly small town with BIG historical impact. Below are three important historical events that took place in Waterloo that would be interesting to everyone in Iowa.
Did you know?
1. The five famous Sullivan Brothers, who were killed in WWII, were born and raised in Waterloo.
2. Lou Henry Hoover, First Lady of the United States, was born in Waterloo. She, along with her husband, Herbert Hoover, are both Iowa natives!
3. Susan B. Anthony, Booker T. Washington, and William Jennings Bryan once spoke at the Chautauqua events held in Waterloo in the early 1900s
Are you aware of any historical events or highlights that took place in YOUR hometown? Tell us all about it in the comments section.
Brandon J. Brockway is the author of the new postcard history book, Waterloo (Arcadia Publishing, 2011), which tells the town’s tales through one-of-a-kind postcards from the late 1800s to the 1960s. For more information visit http://bit.ly/dZNDYR.
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