The Twentieth Century Shining Parlor

When fifteen women are hired to shine shoes in Des Moines and Omaha in 1914, the face strong opposition. This is a story about changing roles and values in the early 20th Century.

Dysart Canning Company

Several towns around Iowa had their own canning factories. These factories supplemented the income of area farmers and also the towns. This article will explore one such factory in a small town.