In 1996 our town observed the Sesquicentennial of our state of Iowa by making a video called, A Brief History of Steamboat Rock, Iowa. Many old pictures are shown along with 22 voices telling the history.
Now available on DVD, it may be purchased for $6.00 plus $1.00 shipping. Send to: SR Historical Society
P.O. Box 402
Steamboat Rock, Iowa 50672
You may find this is typical of activities of a river town through the years. There are pictures of the ice cutting operation which sold the ice to many nearby towns. Another business was collecting clams for button making. Just two of the many stories of interest.