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

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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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Gesine and Edward Bohstedt purchased the farm southeast of Grinnell, Iowa, on which this house stood in 1920. The house stood across the driveway to the north of the house currently (2018) located at 620 East Street South. The Gesine and Edward Bohstedt house is no longer standing.

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Duplex at 120 Main Street, Grinnell, Iowa, built by Bohstedt Construction in 1990.

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House at 124 Main Street in Grinnell, Iowa, built by Bohstedt Construction in 1989.

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Apartment building at 631 East Street in Grinnell, Iowa, built by Bohstedt Construction in 1990.

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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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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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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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Brief history of how the Ahrens family came to Iowa.

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Drummond Club held a "high tea" on March 19, 2002, at the home of Kristine Hanson in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection 182, Drummond Club.

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Gordon Borthwick puts the final touches the the sign for the Grinnell Railway Express building in Grinnell, Iowa, in 2005. Grinnell Railway Express is a model railroad club. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Pamphlet file. Grinnell (Iowa) -- Associations & Organizations -- Grinnell Railway Express.

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Home at 15127 Newcomer Avenue in Newburg, Iowa, (mailing address is Grinnell, Iowa) built by Charles Austin Palmer.

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David Yandell (center) stands with his mother, Dorothy Palmer, and an unidentified man in front of a home at 15147 Newcomer Avenue in Newburg, Iowa. The house is believed to have been built by Charles Austin Palmer.

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Closeup view of the Newburg School in Newburg, Iowa, in 2008, with Dorothy Palmer at the door.

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Farm homestead of Anson Hayden and Abi Alden Palmer. The house is believed to have been built by Anson. Located approximately one mile south of Newburg, Iowa, at 15294 N. 87th Ave. East.

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Vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden (left) campaigning in Grinnell, Iowa, in 2008. Photographed with Michael Cavanagh, Lynn Cavanagh and Dorrie Lalonde at Cafe Phoenix.