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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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The Renfrows visited Martha Lucas in California, possibly Stockton, in 1961. Martha was one of the Lucas triplets. Those identified are from left: Edith Renfrow (obscured by shadow), Henry Lucas' wife (forename not known), Martha Lucas, Anna May Boyd and Alice Smith (Edith's daughter).

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Flier for the Penquite Motel, located on the corner of 6th Avenue and Penrose Street in Grinnell, Iowa, advertising rooms for a bowling tournament to be held in Grinnell from February 17 to March 24 probably in 1961. Fern and Gene Freeborn bought the Penquite Motel in 1961 and changed the name to Freeborn Motel shortly thereafter.

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Color postcard view of the interior of Wellhouse Studio, a photography studio located in Grinnell, Iowa. Postcard addressed to Mrs. Justin Ginger, Calumet, Iowa, and postmarked February 8, 1961, in Grinnell. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
View of 403 Main Street looking north. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.8, slide 3.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
The entrance to Grinnell, Iowa when approaching from the south on Highway 146. The Iowa Highway Commission garage is visible on the right with four orange cars outside it. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.8, slide 1.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
Automobile salvage yard in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1963. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.8, slide 11.

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Photograph of Sammy (Eldon) Petersen with his grandson, Mike Groves, riding a tractor. Heat houser is visible on the tractor, which kept heat in so the driver could stay warm. Photograph is dated April, 1963.

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Photograph of the Rock Island Depot in Grinnell, Iowa, circa 1963. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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815 Seventh Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa, in 1964. This house was the home of Benjamin and Gladys Schoonover Tarleton from 1921 or 1922 until the mid-1980s.

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A group photograph of the Razelle Club of Grinnell, Iowa, taken in March 1964(?). A note on the back identifies the members as follows: Back row: Darcie Robison, Bonnie Reesel, Vera Ziegenmeyer, Blanche Goughnour, Maude Mehaffey. Second Row: Birdie Anderson, Laura Reynolds, Lola Connelly, Ava Oldham, Icle Muckler Bitcon. Front Row: Jennie Speth, Ruth Worth, Iva Stimson, Esther Vande Noord. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection # 117, Razelle Club.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
Two views of 1817 Country Club Drive in Grinnell, Iowa. The first, where the house is white with black shutters, is from 1965. The second view is the house in 2017.

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The Colonial Theater in Grinnell, Iowa, with its windows boarded up.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
A front view of Herrick Chapel at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.9, slide 2.

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Heise, David W.
General Telephone building on 5th Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1965. View is looking north and slightly west. The Grinnell-Herald Register building and a Citgo gas station are visible in the background.

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Heise, David W.
View of the General Telephone company building in Grinnell, Iowa. Taken looking north and west from the corner of 5th Avenue and Broad Street in 1965. Eyestone Insurance company and an ice cream store are on the corner.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
Grinnell Federal Savings and Loan building in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1965. It was located at 1025 Main Street. No longer standing. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.9, slide 7.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
A view of Grinnell House from the corner of Park Street and 5th Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.9, slide 6.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
The Post Office in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.9, slide 5.

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Mounted riders holding American flags ride horses on the streets of Grinnell, Iowa, September 12, 1965. Possibly a homecoming parade. Riders from left to right: Francis George Klaus, unidentified, unidentified, Earl "Tuffy" Gilbreaith, unidentified. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
Rock Creek Lake in 1965. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.9, slide 8.

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