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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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View of the Congregational church with rubble in the foreground after the Great Grinnell Fire in 1889. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.

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Temporary stores in Central Park in Grinnell, Iowa, after the 1889 fire. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Main Street Slides, p.1, slide 7.

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Photograph of the temporary stores built on the east side of the 800 block of Broad Street (in Central Park) after the big fire of 1889 in Grinnell, Iowa. Building labeled Post Office is in the center. June 1889. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.

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Photograph of the temporary stores built on the east side of the 800 block of Broad Street (in Central Park) after the big fire of 1889 in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library Archives. Oversize photos.

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A black and white image of Main Street in downtown Grinnell, Iowa, looking north from the intersection of Main Street and Fourth Avenue. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Main Street Slides, p.6, slide 9.

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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 Child family in Grinnell, Iowa. Back row, left to right: Mrs. Frank Child, Mrs. Charles Walker, Frank Child, Aldace Child, Mae Child, Clinton Child. Second row, left to right: Mrs. A.L. Child, Mrs. Chloe Waring, Mr. Waring, Mrs. A.W. (Alice) Child, Mrs. W.F. Hammond. Third row, left to right: Mr. W.F. Hammond, Mrs. Jonathan Child, Mr. Jonathan Child, Mr. Charles Walker. Children in front row: Helen Walker, Maud Child, Mae Hammond, Aldace Hammond, Arthur Hammond, Walter Hammond.

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The Child and Hammond families from Grinnell, Iowa. Back row, left to right: Mr. Waring, Walter Hammond, Arthur Child, Aldace Child, unidentified, unidentified. Middle row, left to right: unidentified, unidentified, Hattie Hammond, Mrs. A. L. Child, Martha Child, Jonathan Child. Children in front row and those being held are not identified.

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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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The Jonathan Child family home at 534 Main Street in Grinnell, Iowa. Among those on the porch are are Hattie Child Hammond, Martha Child and Jonathan Child.

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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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Photo of Mrs. Levi (Edith Hall) Marsh, bust of elderly woman with hairnet tied in a bow under her chin and lace collar over dress. Edith Hall was born in Springfield, Vermont on June 15,1815 and died in Grinnell, Iowa on April 15, 1903. Her husband was Levi Hazan Marsh; she was his second wife.

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