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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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Grinnell Community Theatre cast photo from To Cole With Love produced in November, 1979. Front row: Betty Ann Ashman, Babe Voertman, Barb Lien. Second row: Karen Phillips, Jan Jacobsen, Pat Larson, Carol Molison, Sherry Bauer. Back row: John Taylor, Frank Shults, Jeff Stanford, Lyle Roudabush. Drake Community Library Archives. Grinnell Community Theatre. Collection #82, Box #6.

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Grinnell Community Theatre cast photo from To Cole With Love. Cast, gathered around the piano: Betty Ann Ashman (at piano), Barb Lien, Babe Voertman, Lyle Roudabush, Jeff Stanford, Sherry Bauer, Frank Shults, Jan Jacobsen, Pat Larson, Karen Phillips, John Taylor, Carol Molison. Drake Community Library Archives. Grinnell Community Theatre. Collection #82, Box #6.

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Grinnell Community Theatre cast photo of To Cole With Love produced in November 1979. Standing from left: Lyle Roudabush, Carol Molison, Pat Larson, John Taylor, Sherry Bauer, Jeff Stanford, Jan Jacobsen, Karen Phillips, Babe Voertman (leaning forward toward piano), Ed Phillips, Frank Shults. Betty Ann Ashman at piano; Barb Lien turning pages. Drake Community Library Archives. Grinnell Community Theatre. Collection #82, Box #6.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
"Grinnell in the '80s" lecture at the Veterans Memorial building. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.10, slide 9.

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View of the south face of the Grinnell Junior High School building looking over the Veterans Memorial Building. Originally built to serve as the community high school, the building later became the junior high school and in 1980 was converted into the Grinnell Community Center. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection 20, Grinnell Schools.

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Poweshiek County farmer, Bert Stemsrud, and his dog, circa 1980s.

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Bill's Jewelry Store at 901 Main Street on the northwest corner of 4th Avenue and Main Street in Grinnell, Iowa, probably in the 1980s. The store is located in the Corrough Block building which was built in 1900. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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View of the southeast corner of the Grinnell Junior High School building. Originally built to serve as the community high school, the building later became the junior high school and in 1980 was converted into the Grinnell Community Center.

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Drummond Club meeting, undated, approximately early 1980s. Front row (seated on floor): Joan Mitchell, Miriam Bauman. Middle row (seated on chairs): Rita Penne, Margaret Hoefert, unidentified, Norma Lang, Phyllis Lang. Back row (standing): Molly Urfer, Frances Peak, Madge Ruchotzke, Phyllis Armstrong, Reba Postels, Ethel Howig, unidentified, Connie Marshall, Lucille Benda, Marcia Jepsen. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection 182, Drummond Club.

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View of the east face of the Grinnell Junior High School. Photo is taken from the intersection of Park Street and 4th Avenue looking northwest. Originally built to serve as the community high school, the building later became the junior high school and in 1980 was converted into the Grinnell Community Center. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection 20, Grinnell Schools.

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Photograph of Father Bob Towner, Vicar of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Grinnell, Iowa, and his wife, Helen

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View of the renovation of the gymnasium at Grinnell High School as it was converted into the Grinnell Community Center in the 1980s. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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View of the renovation of the theater at Grinnell High School as it was converted into the Grinnell Community Center in the 1980s. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
Grinnell High School in 1980 in Grinnell, Iowa. It was originally built in 1904 and converted into the community center later in the 1980s and this section (the 1904 section) was torn down. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.10, slide 2.

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Conversion of the Grinnell Junior High School building into the Grinnell Community Center begins in 1980. View is of the south face of the building taken from Central Park. This section of the building was demolished during the renovation. Originally built to serve as the community high school, the building later became the junior high school and in 1980 was converted into the Grinnell Community Center. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection 20, Grinnell Schools.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
A class of high school students seated in class in 1980. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.10, slide 3.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
A high school teacher at the front of the class teaching in 1980. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.10, slide 4.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
A high school teacher at the front of the class holding a T-shirt in 1980. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.10, slide 5.

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Interior view of the circulation desk of Stewart Library in Grinnell, Iowa, after the renovation in 1980. Pat Groth working at the desk. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-1, Stewart Library.

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Paragon Products Inc.
Color postcard view of Lake Ponderosa near Montezuma, Iowa, advertising the services of Citizens Real Estate, Montezuma. Photo by Sig Manufacturing Co.; postcard published by Paragon Products, Kansas City, Missouri. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-7, Poweshiek County -- Other Towns.

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