Volume 73, Number 4 (2014)

Third Series

Front Matter




Back Matter

Cover Image

As the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad faced bankruptcy in the 1970s, it abandoned branch lines and depots across the state of Iowa. This 1983 photo of the abandoned depot and platforms in West Liberty represents just one of many such examples. To read about how the State of Iowa stepped in to try to maintain as much rail service as possible as the Rock Island was liquidated, see Gregory Schneider’s article in this issue. Photo taken by and courtesy of James Beranek.


Marvin Bergman

Editorial Consultants

Rebecca Conard, Middle Tennessee State University
Kathleen Neils Conzen, University of Chicago
William Cronon, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Robert R. Dykstra, State University of New York at Albany
R. David Edmunds, University of Texas at Dallas
H. Roger Grant, Clemson University
William C. Pratt, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Glenda Riley, Ball State University
Malcolm J. Rohrbough, University of Iowa
Dorothy Schwieder, Iowa State University