These 12 Candid Photos Show What Life Was Like In Iowa In The 1940s

The history of Iowa is fascinating. While most Iowans now live in cities, there’s no denying the rural roots to our great farming state. Take a look at how Iowa’s cities and farm towns looked back in the 1940s, when everyone was still recovering from the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.

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How cool is it to look back in time? Luckily, there are so many preserved photographs of the Hawkeye State. Read There‚Äôs Something Special About These 14 Iowa Farms From The Past to see more of Iowa’s history.