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Bibliography for Hardin County, Iowa
Hardin County, Iowa, Children's Literature
Links to Hardin County Tourism and Preservation
for Hardin County, Iowa
Bergman, Marvin, ed. Iowa History Reader. Ames, IA: State
Historical Society of Iowa in association with Iowa State University
Carpenter, Allan and Randy Lyon, with Carl Provorse. Between
Two Rivers: Iowa Year by Year, 1846-1996. Ames, IA: Iowa State
University Press, 1997.
Collins, James M. The Iowa River Greenbelt: an Archaeological
Landscape. Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa, 1991.
History of Hardin County. Eldora, IA: Hardin County Historical
Society, 1981. (available from Higginson Book Co., 148 Washington
St., Dept. P., Salem, MA 01970).
Ingalls, Marlin R. Architectural Resources and Settlement Landscapes
of Hardin and Grundy Counties in North Central Iowa. Iowa City,
Iowa Biographical Dictionary: People of All Times and Places
Who Have Been Important to the History and Life of the State.
New York, N.Y.: Somerset Publishers, 1996.
Naumann, Molly Myers. Architectural and Historical Sites Survey
of Iowa Falls, Iowa. Iowa Falls, IA. 1991.
Nichols, I.A. History of Iowa Falls. Fort Dodge, IA: Messenger
Printing Company, 1955. (recently reprinted and available from the
Iowa Falls Historical Society, PO Box 364, Iowa Falls, IA 50126).
Nichols, I.A. Pioneer Days. Fort Dodge, IA: Messenger Printing
(recently reprinted and available from the Iowa Falls Historical
Society, PO Box 364, Iowa Falls, IA 50126).
Riley, Glenda, ed. Prairie Voices: Iowa's Pioneering Women.
Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1996.
Schmidt , Duane A., and Loren Horton. Iowa Pride. Ames,
IA: Iowa State University Press, 1996.
Schwieder, Dorothy. Iowa: the Middle Land. Ames, IA: Iowa
State University Press, 1996.
Silag, Bill, ed. Outside in: African-American history in Iowa,
1838-2000. Des Moines, IA: State Historical Society of Iowa,
War on the Homefront: WWII Stories and Letters of Solidiers
and Families from Hardin County. Times Citizen Communications:
Iowa Falls, IA. 2000 (available from www.iafalls.com).
County, Iowa, Children's Literature
Mahan, Bruce E. and Ruth A. Gallaher. Stories of Iowa for Boys
and Girls. New York, Macmillan, 1929.
San Souci , Robert D., and Max Ginsburg (Illustrator). Kate
Shelley: Bound for Legend. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers,
Fradin , Dennis Brindel. Iowa (From Sea to Shining Sea).
Children's Press: 1995.
Hardin County Tourism and Preservation
Sponsored by the Hardin County Community Development Council, this
website has a wealth of information for visitors and residents of
the county, including a calendar of events, historical information
on each town, and links to such area attactions as the Ackley Heritage
Center and Scenic City Empress river boat. There is also further
information available through local area guides for Ackley,
Official county government website with information on many resources
and services available.
Farms Round Barn
Find our more about this current rehabilitation and history of this
unusual Iowa round barn.
& Smokestacks National Heritage Area
This regional heritage tourism program, involving more than 80 communities,
sites, and attractions in northeastern Iowa, is dedicated to becoming
the premier destination for showcasing and interpreting American
State Historical Society
Find further information on the programs of the Iowa State Historic
Preservation Office at this website for the state organization dedicated
to Iowa's historical legacy and its role as an advocate for understanding
Iowa Tourism Region
Find information on events, attractions, travel, and tourism in
A nonprofit organization that builds partnerships and educates Iowans
to protect, preserve and enhance Iowa's natural resources for future
Dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of traditional
Trust for Historic Preservation
Learn about the programs of and membership in the oldest national
non-profit preservation organization.
National Park Service Office
National parks have been interwoven with tourism from their earliest
days. This website highlights the ways in which the NPS promotes
and supports sustainable, responsible, informed, and managed visitor
use through cooperation and coordination with the tourism industry.
National Scenic Byways Program
This website, maintained by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, includes information on state and nationally designated byway routes throughout America based on their archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic qualities. Visit the America’s Byways Great River Road website for more ideas.