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Iowa History

Iowa’s First Road Trips

An Iowa family out for a drive. (State Historical Society of Iowa)
Iowans out for a picnic. (State Historical Society of Iowa)
Early automobiles often required repairs. (State Historical Society of Iowa)
Unlike trains, automobiles enabled Iowans to travel whenever and wherever they wanted to go. (State Historical Society of Iowa)



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