Much like the 1960s, the 70s were a very dynamic time for our country. There were many different movements going on: the environmental movement, the equal rights movement, and the antiwar movement – not to mention the political scandals like Watergate that overshadow the era. But things were not all bad, and even during tough times, life goes on. These 11 photos will give you a glimpse into the life of an everyday Iowan during the 1970s:

It’s crazy to think how much things have changed in such a small amount of time. Have any of your own photos from the 70s? We’d love to see them!

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