When you look back in history, many times you don’t remember how often really big things happen in really small towns. Here in Iowa, small town history has so much to offer, and such a big story to tell. From the tragic plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, to Jesse James robbing the first train in the West, here are 14 times history was made in small town Iowa.

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