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Poweshiek History Preservation Project

PHPP is a digital archive of the Poweshiek County area that includes materials contributed by individuals and items from the Drake Community Library, Grinnell College and area historical museums. PHPP volunteers can help scan items contributed by individuals by appointment. Items can also be submitted in digital form by individuals. The project is also collecting oral histories which are conducted by volunteers.

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Poweshiek County National Bank (Grinnell, Iowa) staff photo from November 1950. Back row, left to right: unidentified woman, Fred Wolfe, Bob Kinsey, Carl Child, Max Smith, Thelma Hansen. Front row, left to right: Lucille (Sid) Potts, Mary D. Donohoe, Barbara Neighbors, Amy Clifton, Hattie Johnson, Marge Halstead.

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Taken in 1952 at the time of the 25th anniversary of the Hartwick State Bank, Vertner Gabriel is the customer and Ken Benda and Lucille Shellenbarger are behind the counter.

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Customers line up at the counter of the Hartwick State Bank at the time of the bank's 25th anniversary. Ken Benda is behind the counter; the customers are Ellery Vermace, Godfrey Veit, Oscar Hakeman, and Cecil Creps. Hartwick State Bank was founded in 1927 by Ben Roudabush. After World War II, Kenneth and Lucille Roudabush Benda assumed control of the bank. In 2017 Hartwick State Bank was purchased by County Bank.

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Looking north and west from the corner of Fifth Avenue and Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa, during the 1953 Labor Day Parade. Merchants' National Bank is in the background. The Chamber of Commerce float and a marching band are pictured.

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Looking west on Fourth Avenue from the corner of Fourth and Broad Street during the 1953 Labor Day parade in Grinnell, Iowa. The rear of a Grinnell Transport truck is visible and a float from North Market is in front of Merchants' National Bank. Turner Drugs is visible in the background.

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Looking west on Commercial Street from the corner of Broad and Commercial during the 1953 Labor Day parade in Grinnell, Iowa. The entrance to the Park Hotel at 815 Broad Street is visible in the background, as are the storefronts on the north side of Commercial Street. Football players in Grinnell Tiger uniforms are riding on the front of an automobile decorated with a Tiger banner.

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Lang's Dairy float in the 1953 Labor Day parade in Grinnell, Iowa. A dairy truck pulls a float on which there is a statue of a dairy cow and an oversized milk carton. The photograph was taken at the corner of Commercial Street and Broad Street, looking west along Commercial.

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View of the north side of Fourth Avenue, west of Broad Street, during the 1953 Labor Day parade in Grinnell, Iowa. Merchant's National Bank and signs for Turner Drugs and a cafe are visible. The Fire Department's "Old Betsy" is driving away down the street.

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View of the Park Hotel at 815 Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa, as a parade float passes in front of it during the 1953 Labor Day parade. The float is advertising MoorMan's feed and has a hog in a pen on it as well as small boys in cowboy hats.

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The Telphone Company float rounds the corner at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa. The Gambles store is visible on the corner and Dr. E.J. Jensen's office at 835 Broad Street is also visible.

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Children attending a birthday party for Jim Sanders circa 1955 in Grinnell, Iowa. The photo was taken at 1411 6th Avenue in Grinnell. Back row, left to right: Gary Johnson, Jim Sanders, Jerry Schalinske, Dennis Stowe. Front row, left to right: Benny Brown, Randy Demaro, Jeff Phelps, Jean Sanders.

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A view of the Grinnell College campus taken in 1955 by Max or Dolores Smith from 7 College Park Road looking south to the men's dormitories and the football stadium.

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The third grade class at Cooper School in Grinnell, Iowa, circa 1957/1958. Elsie Neighbor was the teacher. Photograph taken by Jim (James Lloyd) George. Back row, left to right: Elsie Neighbors (teacher), Diana Long, Greg Puls, Claudia Reese, Terry Hall, Diane DeMeulenaere, Mike Beaty, Debbie Lewis. Third row, left to right: Mike Green, Dennis Stowe, Bruce Haner, Jerry Schalinske, Janis Brown, Wayne Fisher, Linda Anderson. Second row, left to right: Roger Thompson, Sara Shanahan, JoAnn Eisenman, Kathy Column, David Renaud, Linda Bittner, Mark Boden. First row, left to right: Gary Johnson, Karen Harter, Paula Gates, Greg Pricket, Linda Barnes, Kelly Chady, Jim Sanders.

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Cub Scouts (Den 4) in Grinnell, Iowa, circa 1958. The photograph was taken in the basement of the First Baptist Church which is on the corner of East Street and Fifth Avenue in Grinnell. Back row, left to right: Dickie Willis, Mike Green, Mark Boden, Greg Puls. Front row, left to right: Dennis Stowe, Jim Sanders, Gary Johnson.

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Class photo of the fourth grade class at Bailey Park School in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1958/1959. Lavina Osborn was the teacher. Top row, left to right: Miss Osborn, Dennis Whannel, Judy Kerr, Connie Walraven, Kelly Chady, Carolyn Wilson, Joan Whitcomb. Second row, left to right: Diane DeMeulenaere, Lance Wilson, Carol Jensen, Jim Sanders, Dodie Duncan. Third row, left to right: Betty Peak, Mary Warlet, Karen Strovers, Diana Jones, Janeen Thompson. Fourth row, left to right: Judy Haptenstal, Jerry Schalinske, Linda Bittner, Vicki Elliot, Robert Thornton. Fifth row, left to right: Mickey Reavis, Geoffrey Wozny, Markijean Pawlak, Dick Postels, Gary Johnson. Bottom row, left to right: Grace Haage (Bailey Park school principal), Greg Puls, Betty McHenry, Ron Van Wechel, Mike Green, Erin Petersen.

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Davis School students from Mrs. Salmon's 3rd grade class in 1963. Front row, left to right: Vickie White, Shelly Johnson. Middle row, left to right: Margaret Holcomb, Becky ?, Leila McCully, Patty Beam, Debbie Lowry, Phyllis Vance. Back row, left to right: Patty Wilson, Kay Phipps, Pam Smith, Cheryl Huyser, Susan Kriegel, Susan Johnson.

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This picture was taken at the south edge of the property at 7 College Park Road looking to the southwest. In the back left is a view of Norris Hall before the fourth story was added. The white house behind the children which is now (2017) the Conney M. Kimbo Black Cultural Center was at that time a private residence where the Hansons who ran the Ben Franklin store lived. The children are, left to right: Mona (a friend), Karna Smith, Trouble (the dog) and Bruce Smith. Probably taken in the winter of 1964/65.

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Sixth grade girls from Mr. Bakerinck's class at Davis School in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1966. Front row, left to right: Kathy Large, Patty Dimit, Sandy Schwartzferger, Karen Koger, Thelma Nelson, Jan Evans. Back row, left to right: Nancy K., Debbie Lowry, Marcia Pierce, Barb Brown, Pam Smith, Margaret Holcomb, Diane Morrison.

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Mr. Bakerinck's sixth grade class at Davis School in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1966. Front row, left to right: Bertie and Jacob Diehm, Billy Gilbraith, Kevin Hobbs, George McGilvrey, Scott Marcum, Larry Jones, Kathy Large, Sandy Schwartzferger. Middle row, left to right: Curt Phipps, unidentified, John Dayton, Barb [last name not known], Karen Koger, Jan Evans, unidentified, Patty Dimit. Back row, left to right: Pam Smith, Diane Morrison, Thelma Nelson, unidentified, Nancy [last name not known], unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Mr. Bakerinck.

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The musical group, The Mojos, taken at Grinnell High School cafeteria, Grinnell, Iowa, circa 1966-1967. Group members from left to right, starting in the back: Chuck Lannom on guitar, Ray Burlingame on drums, Steve Devine on guitar. Front, left to right: James Ryan, vocalist; Scott Hanson on guitar.

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