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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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The Colonial Theater in Grinnell, Iowa, with its windows boarded up.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
A front view of Herrick Chapel at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.9, slide 2.

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Heise, David W.
General Telephone building on 5th Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1965. View is looking north and slightly west. The Grinnell-Herald Register building and a Citgo gas station are visible in the background.

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Heise, David W.
View of the General Telephone company building in Grinnell, Iowa. Taken looking north and west from the corner of 5th Avenue and Broad Street in 1965. Eyestone Insurance company and an ice cream store are on the corner.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
Grinnell Federal Savings and Loan building in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1965. It was located at 1025 Main Street. No longer standing. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.9, slide 7.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
A view of Grinnell House from the corner of Park Street and 5th Avenue in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.9, slide 6.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
The Post Office in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.9, slide 5.

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Mounted riders holding American flags ride horses on the streets of Grinnell, Iowa, September 12, 1965. Possibly a homecoming parade. Riders from left to right: Francis George Klaus, unidentified, unidentified, Earl "Tuffy" Gilbreaith, unidentified. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
Rock Creek Lake in 1965. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.9, slide 8.

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Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce (Grinnell, Iowa)
St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grinnell, Iowa. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Chamber of Commerce Slides, p.9, slide 3.

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Heise, David W.
View of the west side of Broad Street looking south from 5th Avenue in 1965. Businesses visible include Tots (a children's clothing store), Grinnell Office Supply, Pagliai's Pizza, Norris and Hays Heating and Air Conditioning, Lennox Air Conditioning and Heating.

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Grinnell inventor, Charles Hink, is pictured at the controls of a battery-driven garden plow he made from Model A Ford parts and other scrap. At the left is a vehicle he created from an early 1900s car and converted from gas to electric power. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Charles Hink, an early Grinnell, Iowa, inventor, holds his wheel-aligning gauge. Thousands of the gauges were ordered by the United States government during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. He received US Patent No. US 1970092 in 1934 for the device. Drake Community Library (Grinnell, Iowa) Archives. Miscellaneous photographs. Collection #17-6, People.

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Sixth grade girls from Mr. Bakerinck's class at Davis School in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1966. Front row, left to right: Kathy Large, Patty Dimit, Sandy Schwartzferger, Karen Koger, Thelma Nelson, Jan Evans. Back row, left to right: Nancy K., Debbie Lowry, Marcia Pierce, Barb Brown, Pam Smith, Margaret Holcomb, Diane Morrison.

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Mr. Bakerinck's sixth grade class at Davis School in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1966. Front row, left to right: Bertie and Jacob Diehm, Billy Gilbraith, Kevin Hobbs, George McGilvrey, Scott Marcum, Larry Jones, Kathy Large, Sandy Schwartzferger. Middle row, left to right: Curt Phipps, unidentified, John Dayton, Barb [last name not known], Karen Koger, Jan Evans, unidentified, Patty Dimit. Back row, left to right: Pam Smith, Diane Morrison, Thelma Nelson, unidentified, Nancy [last name not known], unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Mr. Bakerinck.

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The musical group, The Mojos, taken at Grinnell High School cafeteria, Grinnell, Iowa, circa 1966-1967. Group members from left to right, starting in the back: Chuck Lannom on guitar, Ray Burlingame on drums, Steve Devine on guitar. Front, left to right: James Ryan, vocalist; Scott Hanson on guitar.

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Heise, David W.
Aerial photo of downtown Grinnell taken by Dave Heise from a helicopter in July 1967 during Ridiculous Days. This view looks to the southeast. The intersection at the bottom of the image, just to the right of center, is the intersection of 6th Avenue and West Street.

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Heise, David W.
Aerial photograph looking north from the intersection of 4th Avenue, State Street and the railroad tracks in Grinnell, Iowa, in 1967. Grinnell Motor Company is visible in the center of the photo with Brand Apartments just to the left.

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Heise, David W.
Aerial photograph of downtown Grinnell, Iowa, looking southeast from the intersection of 6th Avenue and West Streets in 1967. Lake Nyanza is visible in the upper right corner of the photo.

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Heise, David W.
Aerial photograph of downtown Grinnell, Iowa, looking north along Broad Street from Central Park in 1967. Many Grinnell landmarks are visible: Merchants National Bank, Cunningham Drug, Stewart Library, the post office, Saint Mary's Catholic Church, the Colonial Theatre, Spaulding House.

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