Poweshiek History Preservation Project

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Photograph of the aftermath of the 1882 cyclone that destroyed much of the town of Grinnell. 7th Ave. runs through the center of the photo, Broad Street is on the left.

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Stereo card view of Spencer House in Grinnell, Iowa, probably taken in early fall 1882. The Spencers owned the half block on the east side of Main Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. The house originally sat at 1116 Main Street with outbuildings and greenhouses to the north and a generous lawn to the south (visible on the right hand side of the picture.) The house was moved to the vicinity of the southeast corner of Pearl Street and 6th Avenue (the site of the public safety building in 2016). It was then moved a third time to 611 Sixth Avenue. For many years it was the Christian Science reading room and in 2016, it became a gift shop. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Photograph of the debris after the cyclone of June 17, 1882, in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.

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Lovell, John S., 1844-
Photograph of destruction from the Great Grinnell Cyclone which occurred at Grinnell, Iowa, on the evening of June 17, 1882. Several men and women are standing among the ruins. Photographed by J. S. Lovell, Davenport, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection 18, Views of the Grinnell Cyclone.

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Lovell, John S., 1844-
Photograph of destruction from the Great Grinnell Cyclone which occurred at Grinnell, Iowa, on the evening of June 17, 1882. Photographed by J. S. Lovell, Davenport, Iowa. Written in margin of photo, "Our barn after cyclone. C. H. Spencer on roof." Drake Community Library Archives. Oversize photos.

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Child Art Rooms (Grinnell, Iowa)
Postcard view of damaged trees and buildings after, most likely, the Grinnell Cyclone in 1882. Photo is by Child Art Studios. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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View of home destroyed by cyclone in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1882. Initials "J.W.C." on verso. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.

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Gross, D. H.
Stereo card view of the residence of Andrew Rheinford which was destroyed in the Grinnell tornado on June 17, 1882. The caption says, "looking west, 4 wounded." Photo by D.H. Gross, Des Moines, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-5, Views of Grinnell.

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Ricker, A. J.
Drawing by A.J. Ricker of the track of the cyclone, looking west, which struck Grinnell, Iowa, on June 17, 1882. Insets show the residence of Professor J.W. Chamberlin, Iowa College, a train on the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad, and other ruined buildings. These drawings also appeared on p. 425 of the July 8, 1882, Harper's Weekly. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection 18, Views of the Grinnell Cyclone.

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Child Art Rooms (Grinnell, Iowa)
Nine photographs of the devastation wreaked by the cyclone of June 17, 1882, in Grinnell, Iowa. Photographs are by Child Photographer, Grinnell. Each photo has the name "Evelyn Spencer Bray" written on the verso. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection 18, Views of the Grinnell Cyclone.

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Unknown
Eva Pearl Craig at age 9 in Grinnell, Iowa. Eva was the mother of Edith Renfrow Smith.

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View of Goodnow Hall on the Grinnell College campus, in Grinnell, Iowa. Most likely taken shortly after construction of the building in 1885. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.

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