The program celebrates Iowa's railroad heritage with a unique blend of stories and original folk songs about the development of railroads in Iowa. The subjects cover events of national importance such as the race across Iowa to connect with the transcontinental railroad to the West, and local history, including the poor service offered by the "Slow Norwegian." Other topics include the somber "Worst Wreck Ever," a farm boy's remembrance of "The One Elephant Circus," and the rollicking "Doodlebug."
Speakers Bureau with Denny Rehder.
Funded program of Humanities Iowa. Humanities Iowa is committed to bringing the humanities to the public through grant making, publications, and through interactive programming and events. Founded in 1971, Humanities Iowa is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington D.C.