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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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Americus Craig, aunt of Edith Renfrow.

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Photo of the Brooklyn (Iowa) High School class of 1890. Front row, left to right: Harry Price, Estelle Coon, Arthur Cain. Back row: Jennie (Orr) Norris, Callie (Crawford) Murrison, Sadie (Calderwood) Dayton, Carrie (Wood) Baker, Kate (Scott) Lang, Thursia Manatt, Florence (Snyder) Talbott. Not pictured: Bert Manatt, Mabel (Johnson) Pierson.

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Studio portrait of Carrie Holmes Grinnell, daughter of Josiah Busnell Grinnell and Julia Chapin Grinnell. She later married Richard D. Jones.

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The Colonial Theater, Grinnell, Iowa, just after completion. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.

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View of the east side of the 800 block of Main Street looking north in Grinnell, Iowa around 1900 or before. Visible businesses include: Palace Livery; Bates & Stoaks Druggists; a barber shop; L. Glemley, dentist; Shahans Grocery; Drs. Parish & [illegible]. Mud streets and hitching posts visible. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.

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Four people standing on a rock probably in the late 1800s in Grinnell, Iowa. The verso reads: "Anna, we had these kodac pictures taken while Minnie was here. Lou says he's sorry he hadn't shaved. I tried to get him too but he put it off so now he says he didn't know he did look so ugly. I guess you will know us." Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #54, Doris Losey (Krumm).

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Business card for Funk Brothers, Montezuma, Iowa, dealers in boots and shoes. Verso of card is a color advertisement for C.M. Henderson & Co's boots and shoes, Chicago, and features a shepherdess petting a lamb with a black cat in the background.

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Gathering of Grinnellians in a park. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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View of the west side of the 900 block of Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa, probably in the 1890s. Businesses visible include: Granger Store on the right, W.A. Little General Notions on the left with the Child Art Rooms above. Horses and buggies parked along the dirt streets. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.

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Portrait by Kester of a man, possibly by the name of Jud Lea. Verso of photo is inscribed: To W.H. Mort, Order No. 7, Knife No. 188, Jud Lea. Grange Agent, Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Child Art Rooms (Grinnell, Iowa)
Ella Stone Worsham was born in Muscatine, Iowa, and was educated at the Art Institute of Chicago. She came to Grinnell, Iowa, to be a finisher and retoucher in the Child Art Rooms. In 1885 she married the proprietor of the studio, Arthur Leon Child. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Two images of Mumpford Holland. In the top image he is driving his wagon; the bottom image is a portrait. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Portrait of Mumpford Holland. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Stereo card of the Old Stone church in Grinnell, Iowa, which was located on the northeast corner of 4th Avenue and Broad Street. This image was taken before the bell tower was completed in 1898.

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Stamped one cent postcard to Merchants National Bank, Grinnell, Iowa, from Wakefield State Bank, Wakefield, Nebraska, confirming receipt of a collection notice. Postmarked October 3, 1890, Wakefield, Nebraska. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Postcard from Chemical National Bank, New York City, to Merchants National Bank, Grinnell, Iowa. Postmarked New York, July 24, 1890, and received Grinnell, Iowa, July 26, 1890. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Preston Opera House at 829-831 Main Street in Grinnell, Iowa, built 1877. Businesses on lower level are Preston & Preston Grocers and Bakers and Hammond and Janes Boots and Shoes. Written on verso: "Property of Mrs. Grant Ramsey, please return to Fred Ramsey, Grinnell, Iowa." Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Photograph of the Preston Store located at the southwest corner of 4th Avenue and Main Street. The frame construction with wood awnings was built in 1889., Street Address: West side of Main Street, south of 4th Avenue

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John Nathaniel Norris, a rural mail carrier in Poweshiek County, Iowa, poses next to a horse and buggy driven by his wife, Alsinda. Mr. Norris, who was blind, covered the route from Ewart to Montezuma. Alsinda drove the buggy and read the names and addresses on the mail to him. Mr. Norris is holding a mail bag.

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View looking northeast at the corner of 4th Avenue and Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa. There is a parade of soldiers carrying flags and others. Horses and carriages as well as electrical lines are visible. A large clock labeled "H.P. Proctor" is in the foreground as is a sign for "S.W. Belden Clothing." The Old Stone Church is visible in the background as are Stewart Library and the high school (both partially obscured). Central Park is to the right. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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