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Meteorites in Iowa

Posted on August 13th, 2014

The arrival of the first of Iowa’s historic meteorites at 2:50 p.m. on February 25, 1847, was announced with a great blast, described as sounding like the rolling of “distant thunder” followed by “three reports … in quick succession, like the firing of heavy cannon a half mile distant.” C.W. Irish, a civil engineer reported that the […]