About "Life Before Fairfield"

In this first film of the Fairfield History Series, we explore what  happened in the area now known as Jefferson County, Iowa before the settlers arrived. Experience the impact of  the great glaciers, the movement of prehistoric beasts and the traditions and language of the native peoples of this land. Soaring aerials of prairie grasses, snippets of interviews with archaeologists, and Native American tribal historians all help put together the prehistoric beginnings of one small town in

southeast Iowa.

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Q&A with the Director

Video of the post-premiere Q&A session with:

John Doershuk - Iowa Office of the State Archaeologist

Lance Foster - Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, Ioway Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska

Dick DeAngelis - Producer and Director, Fairfield History Series

Contact Us

Support Our Team

Thank you. Your support will help us complete our next film "Fairfield: A Place to Grow".

Dick DeAngelis

Producer - Fairfield History Series


(641) 919-4277

To donate with a credit card or PayPal


Checks can be made payable to: 

Fair Field Productions

405 S. 3rd St., Fairfield, IA 52556

(a 501(c)3 non profit educational organization)

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