Pieces of Iowa’s Past, March 9, 2012

(2012) Pieces of Iowa’s Past, March 9, 2012. Legislative Services Agency (Legislative Service Bureau)

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Pieces of Iowa’s Past, published by the Iowa State Capitol Tour Guides weekly during the legislative session, features historical facts about Iowa, the Capitol, and the early workings of state government. All historical publications are reproduced here with the actual spelling, punctuation, and grammar retained. March 7, 2012 THIS WEEK: Orgin of the Historical Department of Iowa BACKGROUND: Charles Aldrich Charles Aldrich served as Iowa Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives for the eighth (1860) and ninth (1862) general assemblies. He volunteered for the Union Army in 1862 and served with the Thirty-second Iowa Infantry for 18 months. Aldrich came to Webster City, Iowa, in 1857. He started the Hamilton Freeman newspaper. He was also involved in the publishing and editing of the Dubuque Times and Marshall County Times. In 1882, at age 53, he represented Hamilton County in the House of Representatives during the 19th General Assembly. He was appointed as the Curator of the State Historical Department at its creation in 1890.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: State Capital, Tour Guide Staff, Tours, History of Iowa, State Government
Subjects: History and culture
History and culture > History of Iowa
State government
ID Code: 15400
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 25 Nov 2013 16:56
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2013 16:56
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/15400