Community Contributions

Photographs and documents related to the history of Poweshiek County contributed by individuals. Contributions from throughout the county are welcome and include the communities of Barnes City, Brooklyn, Deep River, Ewart, Grinnell, Guernsey, Hartwick, Malcom, Montezuma, Searsboro and Victor.

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Photograph of the construction of Van Horne Park in Grinnell, Iowa.

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Five views of 620 East Street South in Grinnell, Iowa, built by Ralph Bohstedt in 1982-83 for his parents Ed and Ann Bohstedt. The home was their dream home and was designed by them.

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Ben Pliny Tarleton's membership card for Hermon Lodge No. 273 of the Grand Lodge of Iowa, dated August 14, 1982.

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Team photo of the Grinnell College Wapentakes softball team (City of Grinnell Parks and Recreation Dept. team formed of primarily college-related individuals). Photo taken in the summer of 1983 at the Grinnell Middle School in front of the playground. Bottom row: Jean Perri, Pam Yenser, unidentified, Judy Hunter, Nancy Cadmus Top row: Evelyn Freeman, Carol Nielsen, Wendy Munyon, Brenda Mikel, Lynn Cavanagh, Pam Stewart

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11 photographs of the Grinnell Community Theatre (Grinnell, Iowa) 1983 production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man.

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6 photographs of the Grinnell Community Theatre (Grinnell, Iowa) 1984 production of Peter Pan.

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8 photographs of the Grinnell Community Theatre (Grinnell, Iowa) 1985 production of Kiss Me Kate.

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Photographs of the demolition of the Spaulding Manufacturing Company automotive building which was on the southeast corner of Spring Street and 4th Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa. Photos are dated November 7, 1986 on verso. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-4, Spaulding Company.

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Photographs of Uncle Sam's Club which was located at Third Avenue and Pearl Street in Grinnell, Iowa, before it was razed in 1988. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Memoirs of Rose Edie Stoops.

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Two views of 1018, 1020 and 1024 Fifth Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa. 1018 is on the right, 1020 in the middle, and 1024 on the left. These houses which were on the south side of Fifth Avenue between Park and State Streets were razed for the construction of Drake Community Library in 2009. These photos were probably taken in the 1990s. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Handbell choir members performing at Grinnell United Methodist Church. From left to right: Corinne Kleppe, Julie Hawkins, Ginny Cameron, Janice Stewart, Terri Burkhead.

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Pages from Donna Muntz' scrapbook with pictures and genealogical information about the following people: Abel Doty, Laura Sheets Doty, Glenn Doty, Willie Smith, John Sheets, Emma Sheets Slaymaker, Elizabeth Sheets Booth, Clement Slaymaker Joan and Catherine Sheets, Carl and Ada Carlsen.

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Color postcard with four views of the Grinnell College campus in Grinnell, Iowa. Clockwise from upper left: southern facade of Burling Library; southern facade of Main Hall with Quad Dining Hall on the right; Grinnell College sign; eastern facade of Gates-Rawson Tower. Photos by John Penrod; postcard published by Dunlap Post Card Co., Omaha, Nebraska. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-3, Grinnell College.

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The Grinnell United Methodist Church bell choir performs in the sanctuary. Left to right: Monique McLay, Corinne Kleppe, Julie Hawkins, Ginny Cameron, Janice Stewart, Terri Burkhead, Peg Watson, Lynnda Risting, Anne Cameron, Gregg Burkhead.

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Handbell choir members performing at Grinnell United Methodist Church. From left to right: Monique McLay, Corinne Kleppe, Julie Hawkins.

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Color postcard view of the H.W. Spaulding home in Grinnell, Iowa, owned by Montie and Betty Hammond from 1983 to 2010 and operated as a bed and breakfast. 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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Handbell choir members performing at Grinnell United Methodist Church. From left to right: Janice Stewart, Terri Burkhead, Peg Watson, Lynnda Risting, Anne Cameron, Greg Burkhead.

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Handbell choir members performing at Grinnell United Methodist Church. From left to right: Ginny Cameron, Janice Stewart, Terri Burkhead, Peg Watson, Lynnda Risting, Anne Cameron, Greg Burkhead.

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Handbell choir members performing at Grinnell United Methodist Church. From left to right: Lynnda Risting, Anne Cameron, Greg Burkhead.