Map showing Lincoln, Iowa name change to Berlin during World War I
World War I; Map; Toponymy; Anti-Germanism
Portion of local electrical grid map for Pershing Park in Berlin, Iowa created in 1915. Notably, someone has scratched out "Lincoln" and penciled in "Berlin," demonstrating the pressures felt by German communities in the context of First-World-War anti-German sentiment.
Special Collections, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City
Electrical Grid Map
Folder: Lincoln, Iowa - 1909-1927, Box #1, Ted Rehder Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa
1915; 1920; Berlin, Iowa; Lincoln, Iowa; Tama County