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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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Two images of the Longhorn steakhouse sign while it was being housed in the carriage house of the Grinnell Historical Museum in Grinnell, Iowa, after the restaurant closed in the late 1990s. Professor John C. Whitaker of the Grinnell College Anthropology Department is pictured with the sign. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Longhorn Sign (Grinnell Historical Museum).

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Grinnell Community Theatre cast photo of Out of the Woods produced in October 1990. Front row: Pam Stewart (in white princess costume), Robyn Wingerter, unidentified, Sarah Hamilton, unidentified, Babe Voertman, Sue Graham. Back row: Ken Christiansen, unidentified, Barb Lien, Ann Orton, Dennis Haas, unidentified, unidentified, Royce Wolf, unidentified, Ed Phillips, unidentified, unidentifed, unidentified. Drake Community Library Archives. Grinnell Community Theatre. Collection #82, Box #6.

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Color photograph of the Poweshiek County National Bank in Grinnell, Iowa, circa 1990. The bank was designed by Louis Sullivan and was originally called Merchants National Bank. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Photograph of Willa Goodfellow, Vicar of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Grinnell, Iowa.

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Color photography of Rosenbloom Football Field on the Grinnell College campus circa 1990. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Color view of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grinnell, Iowa, in the 1990s. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Color view of Surgical Associates, a doctors' office, at 122 Fourth Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Hanssen Studio (Grinnell, Iowa)
Color postcard view of Buckley Hall residence at the Mayflower Home, 619 Park Street, in Grinnell, Iowa. Postcard produced by Hanssen Studio, Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Photograph taken on stage ground floor of Old Brick in Iowa City, Iowa, after a presentation of the Ruth Suckow one woman play, "Just Suppose," October 12, 1992. This was one of 7 presentations state-wide to celebrate the birth of Ruth Suckow. Back row, left to right: Clarence Andrews, Denise Lamphier, Lenore Howard (actress who played the part of Ruth Suckow), Margaret Apostle, Rebecca Christian (author of the play). Front row: Ollie Andrews, Marian Dunham, Leedice Kissane, Caroline Gebhard. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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The Westfield Ladies Aid Society's 1992 Rose Quilt in Westfield, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #120. Westfield Ladies Aid.

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A Westfield Ladies Aid Society meeting in 1992, in Westfield, Iowa. From left to right: Margaret Gildersleeve, Alice Lincoln, Esther O'Halloran, Katherine McDowell, Anna May Evans, Darlene Meeker. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection # 120, Westfield Ladies Aid.

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A collection of miscellaneous clippings, documents, pictures and memorabilia related to the history of the Little Mount Baptist Church which was located in the southwest corner of Section 8, Union Township, Poweshiek County, Iowa. Publication of the volume was a joint effort of the Gregson and James families. Includes an inventory of grave markers in the Little Mount Baptist Church cemetery and obituaries of some members and former members of the church (p. 133-160).

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Dexter Press, Inc.
Color postcard views of Motel Grinnell, the Best Western Motel in Grinnell, Iowa and its restaurant, the Hickory Room. Operated by the Switzers. Published by Dexter Press, Inc., West Nyack, New York, for Bill Wittkowski, Carlisle, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Photograph of Richard Graves, Vicar of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Grinnell, Iowa, from 1994-1996.

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Five photographs of moving Chester Church to its new site at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Grinnell, Iowa.

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Five views of the 1300 block of Elm Street after the October 1997 snowstorm in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Snowstorm, October 1997.

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View of the south face of the Ahrens Medical Arts Building wing of Grinnell Regional Medical Center in Grinnell, Iowa, probably at the time of its dedication on July 13, 1997. Drake Community Library Archives. Oversize Photos.

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Color postcard view of Merchants National Bank in Grinnell, Iowa, designed by Louis Sullivan and know as the "Jewel Box" bank. Photo by John Penrod. Postcard published by Dunlap Post Card Co., Omaha, Nebraska. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Aerial view of the farm and home of Walter and Dorothy H. Puls in Section 29, Sheridan Township, Poweshiek County, Iowa. Walter and Dorothy owned this farm from 1983 through 2006. Their son, Donald Puls, resided at the farm until 2005. Legal description of the farm: NE 1/4 29-81-15 and 120 ac N 1/2 28-81-15. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Pamphlet file. Poweshiek County (Iowa) -- History -- Sheridan Township.

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Photograph of Charles Pope, Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Grinnell, Iowa.

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