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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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Photograph of Sheridan School #6, Poweshiek County, Iowa. For more information see <a href="http://hdl.handle.net/11084/6007">Grinnell Area Rural Schools</a>. Drake Community Library Archives, Collection #24.

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Photograph of Sheridan School #7, Poweshiek County, Iowa. For more information see <a href="http://hdl.handle.net/11084/6007">Grinnell Area Rural Schools</a>. Drake Community Library Archives, Collection #24.

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Photograph of Sheridan School #8, Poweshiek County, Iowa. For more information see <a href="http://hdl.handle.net/11084/6007">Grinnell Area Rural Schools</a>. Drake Community Library Archives, Collection #24.

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The Tarleton family poses outside the family home at 815 Seventh Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1958. From left to right, Gladys Schoonover Tarleton, Cynthia Palmer, Carolyn Palmer (sitting in tire), Dorothy Tarleton Palmer, and Ben Tarleton.

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Photograph of Washington School #4, Poweshiek County, Iowa. For more information see <a href="http://hdl.handle.net/11084/6007">Grinnell Area Rural Schools</a>. Drake Community Library Archives, Collection #24.

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Doris and Ray George's 1960 Christmas card with a wintertime view of their house at 913 Eighth Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa. The picture was taken the year before.

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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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Close-up of the window of Routier's 66 Service station which was located on Highway 6 East in Grinnell, Iowa.

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Piersen, Joseph Frederick, 1940-2014
Views of Peoria Gateway locomotives running on the various train tracks in Grinnell, Iowa. Photos taken by Joe Piersen in October 1959. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-5, Views of Grinnell.

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Piersen, Joseph Frederick, 1940-2014
View of a train crossing Sixth Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa, on the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway. Photograph taken by Joe Piersen from Burling Library looking south southeast on October 15, 1959. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-5, Views of Grinnell.

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Winter view of 1305 Summer Street, Grinnell, Iowa, with snow on the ground. The back of the photo is labeled, "The house where the ladies of the Priscilla & Drummond Clubs would meet!" Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection 182, Drummond Club.

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Three views of 1510 East Street in Grinnell, Iowa, taken sometime in the 1960s. 1510 East Street was the home of Henry and Merta Matlack and their five children. It was demolished in the late 1990s or early 2000s. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #85, Matlack/ Kiesel/ Wieman.

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Photograph of 411 First Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa, in the early 1960s. This house was the home of the Renfrow family for many years.

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Photo of the home of the Renfrow family at 411 First Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa in the 1960s.

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818 Elm Street in Grinnell, Iowa. This was the home of Mabel Stemsrud, and it was built by her son, Bert Stemsrud in 1948. The home was ordered from a catalog. Bert drove his tractor and a hay wagon into Grinnell from his Ewart farm and unloaded the house materials from a railway car. Bert and his brothers would bring loads of cobs from corn shelling to Mabel. She used those in her kitchen Home Comfort stove for cooking. She also had a cob fired hot water heater in the basement. Mabel kept a large garden and many fruit trees.

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Aerial view of the James Bailey homestead west of Grinnell, Iowa on Eleventh Avenue. Photo ca. 1960s.

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Wellhouse Studio (Grinnell, Iowa)
Aerial view of Grinnell, Iowa, probably in the 1960s. The view is looking to the northwest. The Mayflower Home and the water tower are visible in the lower left quadrant and the majority of the downtown is visible. Photograph by Wellhouse Studio. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-5, Views of Grinnell.

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Ann Bohstedt on stage at the Golden Jubilee for Camp Fire Girls in 1960.

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Bert Stemsrud greasing his side delivery rake on his farm in Section 16, Pleasant Township, Poweshiek County, Iowa, (north of Ewart). Photograph taken in the 1960s.

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Vacation home of the Ed and Ann Bohstedt family located at 306 E. Lake Drive, Ventura, Iowa, on Clear Lake.

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