Street scene, Farnhamville, Iowa

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Looking northwest at various businesses from Foster Street down Garfield Avenue. Farnhamville was platted in 1881 under the name Farnham, named in honor of R. E. Farnham, a railroad official. Postal authorities refused to accept the name Farnham, so town was renamed Farnhamville when the post office opened later in 1881.Farnhamville was incorporated as a city in 1892. 1912 postmark.