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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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Parker, Leonard F. (Leonard Fletcher), 1825-
These resolutions of the 64th post of the Grand Army of the Republic on the death of J.B. Grinnell commend Grinnell for his patriotism and outstanding service to his country. It is resolved that the post's sympathy and prayers be expressed to Mrs. Grinnell and her children.

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Spencer, Charles H
These resolutions, dated April 2, 1891, were passed upon the death of J.B. Grinnell. In particular, they involve explicit recognition of Grinnell's contributions to the founding of the bank and the importance of his continued support until his death. The resolutions were recorded by the cashier of the bank at the time, C.H. Spencer.

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Grinnell city waterworks in 1893. Men are gathered around the water tower. Note on back of photograph says: "Whenever there was a fire, they would raise the water pressure. When there was enough pressure it would wet the flag at the top of the pipe." The name, H.H. (Herb) Armstrong, is also written on the back. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Legal documents relating to the purchase of a farm in Poweshiek County, Iowa, by Frederick Ahrens in September 1893.

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Street scene in Grinnell, Iowa, showing storefront of Rapson and Moyle Grocers and Bakers and their horse drawn delivery cart in front. Dirt streets and hitching posts in front of store. Customers and grocers standing outside of the store. Written on back of photography: "Sep 13, 1893. Red Trout & Torce." Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-3.

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Child Art Rooms (Grinnell, Iowa)
Twins Laura K. and Lee L. Parmenter, daughter and son of Edward L. and Anna L. Parmenter. They were born in November 1888 and lived in Hickory Grove Township, Jasper County, Iowa. Photo by Child. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Hill, James Langdon, 1848-
A portion of a sermon preached by Rev. James L. Hill on Sunday morning, July 9, 1893, at the Melville Presbyterian Church in Côte St. Antoine, Montreal, Quebec. Published by the Christian Endeavor Society of the Melville Church as a temperance campaign tract for general distribution. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.

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Spire, Richard, 1853-1924
Journal kept by Richard Spire from 1894-1918 in which he recorded his observations on weather, crop yields and prices, land values, and a few comments on presidential elections and World War I. Richard Spire farmed in Sheridan Township, Poweshiek County, Iowa, from 1872-1910. He and his wife, Isadora Hatfield, had eight children. He was engaged in several livestock buying partnerships and was a large feeder of cattle. In 1899 he was elected assessor. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Collection #56.

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Businesses on Commerical Street in Grinnell, Iowa, about 1894. From right to left: H.B. Lain Flour & Feed (816 Commercial), City Hall (821 Commercial) and the Mack Hotel(813 Broad). Fire wagons and horses and firemen are posed in front of City Hall which also housed the Fire Department. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Aerial view of Grinnell, Iowa, possibly taken in 1895 from the water standpipe at the corner of Second Avenue and Main Street. In the foreground appears to be a lumber yard. Mid-photo the Rock Island railroad lines run east and west. Next you see the rear facades of the buildings on Commercial Street between Main Street and Broad Street. Central Park is visible to the far right and the Congregational Church (the Old Stone Church) is visible to the north of that. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-5, Views of Grinnell.

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Aerial view of Grinnell, Iowa, taken in October 1895 from the water standpipe at Second Avenue and Main Street. This view looks to the northwest. In the upper left the Spaulding carriage factory is visible. In the foreground are grain bins and an elevator. In the bottom right corner, the tracks in the road define Main Street. In the upper right, Grinnell House, and early hotel is visible and beyond that is Preston and Proctor opera house. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-5, Views of Grinnell.

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Portrait of Frederick Ahrens, possibly taken just before his accidental death at age 52 in 1895.

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Photo of the Grinnell Methodist Episcopal church under construction at the corner of 5th Avenue and Park Street in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1895. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-2.

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View of the library reading room in the Spaulding building before 1902. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-1, Stewart Library.

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View of the library reading room in the Spaulding Building before 1902. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Stewart Library.

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Library room in the Spaulding Building before 1902, the beginnings of the Grinnell Free Library. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Stewart Library.

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Receipt from Morrison & Thomas to Luetta Decker, dated September 25, 1895, noting that account is paid in full.

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Receipt from Wood & Kibby to Mrs. L. M. Decker in the amount of $62.56 dated September 25, 1895.

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Receipt from Scott, Reed, & Scott, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, to Mrs. Luetta Decker dated January 3, 1895 for $129.23 paid against the account of M.F. Gray, deceased.

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Receipt from Grinnell Granite and Marble Works to Luetta Decker, dated March, 1896, in the amount of $12.00 for a marker in Kent Cemetery, Poweshiek County, Iowa.

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