Historic Iowa Postcards

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Public school, Chillicothe, Iowa
School children & school staff standing in front of a one story wooden school house with bell tower. 1905 postmark.
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Rawson School, Corning, Iowa
Looking at the entrance to a three story brick and stone building. Number 71.
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Upper Iowa River from Pulpit Rock, Decorah, Iowa
Looking north at the 5th Avenue bridge. 1905 postmark.
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West side Main Street, Cumberland, Iowa
Looking southwest on Main Street showing the post office. The Cumberland Post Office was established on January 19, 1885, and is still operating today and located at 123 Main Street, Cumberland, Cass County, Iowa.
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A. Yerkes
Will see you when I come down to Malcom, Malcom, Iowa
Drawing of man falling down. Number 767. Copyright 1905 by A. Yerkes.
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Arbor Lake, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking east at shoreline with sailboat and boathouse. Arbor Lake, named for Arbor Day, when hundreds of trees were planted there, was created in 1902 as a storage reservoir to provide soft water for manufacturing firms. 1906 postmark. Number 132.
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Blair Hall, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking north. Blair Hall was constructed in 1882-1886, razed in 1961. Cost was $37,200 excluding grading and landscaping. 1906 postmark.
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Carnegie Library, Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking northwest. Carnegie Library was constructed in 1904, costing $50,000 excluding stacks and moveable furnishings. Funded by a $50,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie. Title supplied by cataloger.
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Central Park, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking north from Third Avenue at park and church. 1906 postmark.
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Greetings from Brooklyn, Iowa
Embossed card with purple iris flower. 1906 postmark.
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Greetings from Iowa College, Blair Hall, Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking northwest at Blair Hall. Constructed in 1882-1886 at a cost of $37,200 Blair Hall housed college chapel, departments of chemistry, natural science, mathematics, and physics. It was razed in 1961. 1906 postmark.
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Grinnell Mears Cottage, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking northeast. Mears Cottage was constructed in 1888, costing $14,719. Originally served as a ladies dormitory. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 1906 postmark.
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Herrick Chapel and Christian Associations Building, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking southeast from Park Street. Constructed in 1907 at a cost of approx. $20,000, Herrick Chapel was designed to house the college's religious services and to serve as a general purpose large auditorium which seats 700. Notice the large stained glass window is not yet in place. The Christian Associations Building (Steiner Hall) is in the background. 1906 postmark.
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High School, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking northeast from Fourth Avenue. The first Grinnell high school was built in 1904. An addition that expanded the building to include junior high students was completed in 1921. 1906 postmark. Title supplied by cataloger. It now houses the Grinnell Community Center.
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Pearson-Ullberg Co., Minneapolis, [Minn.]
Hotels in Colfax, Iowa
Colfax is known, far and near, as "Spring City," owing to its numerous mineral springs, which are of great, medicinal virtue in the treatment of many diseases. Its large hotels call thousands here annually, for both pleasure and health. 1906 postmark.
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Humboldt M.W.A. Team, Clarion, Iowa
A parade on Main Street with soldiers in formation. "Humboldt M.W.A. team at Clarion." --t.p. 1906 postmark.
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Indian school, Toledo, Iowa
This two story brick building and other out buildings were constructed by the government in the late 1890's at the resistance of the Meskwaki people. The Meskwaki people wanted to educate their children as they pleased and most did not allow their children to attend. 1906 postmark.
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Iowa College, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking northwest at back view of Goodnow Hall with Blair Hall in foreground. 1906 postmark. Number 133.
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Iowa State Penitentiary, Anamosa, Iowa
Looking at the southeast corner of the penitentiary, built in Romanesque, Gothic Revival. The institution was established in 1872. It is Iowa's largest prison. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places. 1906 postmark. Number 349.
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Luther College from the south entrance, Decorah, Iowa
Looking north at the Main II building built in 1890 at a cost of $50,000 after the Main I building burned down in 1889. Fire destroyed Main II in 1942 and would not be completely rebuilt until 1952. Main III is located at 700 College Drive, Decorah, Winneshiek County, Iowa. 1906 postmark.

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