Iowa’s 1880s Big “Beat ‘Em-all Barbed Wire Company” Patent Controversy

“A lot of fellows tried to drive the bull into the wires with him on it,” J.H. Harrington described an incident that had occurred at the Delaware County fair at Delhi in 1859. When a “somewhat intoxicated” fair goer hopped on a bull’s back and rode around a track enclosed by a strange looking fence, Harrington took notice.

Campus Exhibit at University Of Iowa Marks IowaWatch 5th Anniversary

A little more than five years ago a small group of forward-thinking people could only imagine what the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism with its news website, IowaWatch.org, would be. That changed on May 29, 2010, when the first IowaWatch story was published.