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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View of Stewart Library in Grinnell, Iowa, probably shortly after construction in 1901. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Stewart Library.

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View of Stewart Library in Grinnell, Iowa, probably shortly after construction in 1901. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-1, Stewart Library.

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Postcard view of Stewart Library in Grinnell, Iowa. Probably produced between 1901 and 1907. Front of postcard embossed with name, L.C. Adams. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-1, Stewart Library.

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The George and Eliza Craig family of Grinnell, Iowa, about 1902 with their children and some of their grandchildren. Top row, from left to right: Violet Lucas, Annie Craig, Eva Pearl Craig, Theodora Craig Lucas, Bruce Lucas. Front row, from left to right: Aaron Lucas, George Craig, Martha Lucas (one of the triplets), Eliza Jane Craig holding unidentified child in her lap, Will Goode, Henry Lucas. Annie, Theodora and Eva were the daughters of George and Eliza. Will Goode was Annie's son. Violet, Bruce, Aaron, Martha, and Henry were Theodora's children.

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Pilgrim, Mary Ann Sulser, 1868-1932
Letter from Mary Sulser Pilgrim to her sister, Mrs. J.H. Parratt, congratulating her on her marriage. The letter is dated January 12, 1902, Grinnell, Iowa.

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Pilgrim, Perley Heston, 1862-1929
Western Union Telegram from P.H. Pilgrim to Mrs. John Barrett (correct name is Parratt) advising her of the death of her sister, Mary Sulser Pilgrim, on May 3, 1902.

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Blakely, Elizabeth Sulser, 1863-1940
Two postcards addressed to Mrs. J.H. Parratt (Minnie) in Fremont, Nebraska from her sister, Elizabeth Blakely, in Grinnell, Iowa, discussing the health of their brother-in-law, Bert Pilgrim. The first postcard is dated April 8, 1903, and the second is dated April 13, 1903. Bert Pilgrim was the widower of their sister, Mary Sulser Pilgrim who died May 3, 1902. Bert died on April 15, 1903.

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Newspaper clipping announcing the wedding of Henry W. Spaulding and Aimee Haight in Rockford, Illinois, in 1903.

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Winter postcard view of 1127 Broad Street in Grinnell, Iowa. This was the home of Walter Hammond and Hattie Child Hammond. The house was built in 1900 from George F. Barber's design #128, published in The Cottage Souvenir #2, revised and enlarged, 1892. A fire destroyed the house on January 18, 2013. Azo stamp box on verso with four triangles pointing up.

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Berger Stemsrud and his bride, Olia Mable Christianson, on their wedding day, January 15, 1904. They were married in Poweshiek County, Iowa.

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Letter dated December 6, 1904, from the Spaulding Manufacturing Co. to the Grinnell (Iowa) school district billing the district for the use of rooms in the Spaulding block. The bill is marked, "Approved," with the signatures of W.T. Fuller, J.P. Lyman, and S.A. Cravath.

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Grinnell High School in Grinnell, Iowa, shortly after construction, in 1904. This building was located on 4th Avenue across from Central Park. It was added on to in 1921. In the 1980s when the building was converted to the community center, the 1904 section of the building was torn down. Verso of photo is labeled, "The New High School Building. To Alice from Eddie." Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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E.C. Kropp Company
Postcard view of the south facade of Grinnell High School in Grinnell, Iowa. Built in 1904 this section of the building was demolished when the building was converted to a community center in the 1980s. Postcard published by E.C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Grinnell, Julia Chapin, 1827-1907
Letter from Julia Chapin Grinnell to Professor Leonard Fletcher Parker dated April 6, 1904. A list of people who arrived in Grinnell in 1854, 1855, and 1856 is included.

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Postcard view of two women. Postcard has Azo stamp box on verso with triangles pointing up.

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Luncheon ticket for the Semi-Centennial of Grinnell celebration held at 1:00 p.m. on June 10 1904 at the Congregational Church. Ticket has a sketch of Grinnell in 1854. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. McNally photographs. Collection #1, Series #1-1.

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Child Art Rooms (Grinnell, Iowa)
Walter and Hattie Child Hammond's children taken by Child Studio in Grinnell, Iowa. Mae Hammond and her brothers: Bruce, Pat, Arthur, and Walt.

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Child Art Rooms (Grinnell, Iowa)
Portrait of Hattie Child Hammond and her daugher, Mae, taken on Mae's tenth birthday, May 5, 1906. Photo taken by Child Studio in Grinnell, Iowa.

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C.E. Wheelock & Co.
Postcard view of the Hotel Monroe in Grinnell, Iowa. The Monroe was located on the northeast corner of Park Street and Third Avenue across from the railroad depot. Postcard published by C.E. Wheelock, Peoria, Illinois. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-2, Grinnell Buildings.

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Receipt from D.A. Laros & Sons of Grinnell, Iowa, for a buggy ordered by H.A. Ahrens in December 1905.