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Transportation History

historic train imageThe fascinating history of transportation in Iowa will lead you down many roads, rivers, trails and railroads. Many unique events and diverse people came together to form our state's exciting transportation history.

Many colorful and adventurous people who lived in Iowa contributed to the development of today's modern transportation system. Learn more about four of these famous pioneers—General Dodge, Amelia Earhart, Carl Bates, and Col. William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody.

Discovering historic Iowa transportation milestones bookletTo learn more about Iowa's rich transportation history, check out the online booklet, "Discovering historic Iowa transportation milestones." This is a PDF file so you will need Adobe Acrobat™ to read it.