Spring 2001 (Vol. 82, No. 1)

Table of Contents


"Carl Flick and Grant Wood: A Regionalist Friendship in Amana"
They shared a friendship as well as a vision of Iowa as a place rich in material for the observant artist.
--by Peter Hoehnle

"Iowa's Forgotten Statehouse: The Brick Capitol in Des Moines, 1857-1892"
Reporters called it "an indifferent pile of bricks" and "a disgrace to the State." The quarter-century saga of a building that was Iowa's statehouse during its growing-up years.
--by Philip G. Hockett

A colorful sampling of Iowa traditions-from Italian sausages to Meswaki powwows-launches a new department in this magazine.
--by Rachelle H. Saltzman

"Celebrate Traditions at Festival and Institute"
Coming this June: A multicultural exposition for anyone who enjoys food, music, folk arts, and fun. Plus, a special institute for educators.


Front Porch: Letters from readers
One in a Million: Sioux City's Colored Cowboys barnstormed through Iowa with their softball antics.
--by Lori Vermaas