These 12 Photos of Iowa In The 1950s Are Mesmerizing

Almost 75 years later, we can look back on the 1950s with an air of sentiment and nostalgia. Often called “The Golden Age of America,” the 50s were a time of prosperity. We had a booming economy, a powerful army, and a wealthy middle class with plenty of consumer goods at the tips of their fingers. These photos will bring you on a trip down memory lane, and give you a glimpse into what Iowa was like during this golden age:

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