These 12 Photos of Iowa In The 1960s Are Mesmerizing

The 1960s were some of the most dynamic times in history. When John F. Kennedy took office, the future seemed bright, and it looked like we were about to enter a new golden era – but by the end of the 60s it seemed like the country was falling apart. Kennedy was assassinated, the already unpopular war in Vietnam was quickly going downhill, and the country was faced with civil rights and equality issues. But life wasn’t all bad. In America’s Heartland, things were still pretty normal. These everyday photos will give you a look at what life was like for the average Iowan during these times:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Iowa has always been an amazing place to live, even in the somewhat troubled 1960s – and it always will be an amazing place to live.