Our Books

J.O. Parker and Debbie Tindle Parker are the authors of two popular Iowa photography books. They are Iowa’s Tradition: An ABC Photo Album of the Iowa State Fair and Family Reunion: Midwest Old Threshers.

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Iowa’s Tradition: An ABC Photo Album of the ISF

In Iowa’s Tradition: An ABC Photo Album of the Iowa State Fair, readers can almost smell the food, hear the entertainers and feel the warm summer sun beating down as they thumb through over 100 color photographs. See fair favorites such as arm wrestling, the Giant Slide, the Dancin’ Grannies, elephant ears, lemonade, cows, children, quilting and the ugly cake contest. Whether you have memories of the Iowa State Fair or have always wanted to attend — this book is for you!

Family Reunion: Midwest Old Threshers

Whether you enjoy watching the tractors putt down the lane, hearing the toot of the steam engines, being “robbed” on the train or gliding back in time on the trolley, you will enjoy the more than 200 color photographs that Family Reunion: Midwest Old Threshers by J.O. Parker and Debbie Tindle Parker has to offer. Enjoy photos of the carousel, saloon, antique cars, horses, small gas engines, sawmill, Log Village, stationary steam engines and daily Cavalcade of Power as well as stories about those who who help make it a fun, family reunion.