Historic Iowa Postcards

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Won the Prize, Varina, Iowa
Won the Prize, Varina, Iowa
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Wood Duck Pair at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri Valley, Iowa
Wood Duck Pair at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, Missouri Valley, Iowa
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Woods Motel, Indianola, Iowa
Woods Motel, Indianola, Iowa
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Workers, Guttenberg, Iowa
Workers, Guttenberg, Iowa
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World's Smallest Church, Festina, Iowa
World's Smallest Church, Festina, Iowa
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Wreck of the Automobile, Emmettsburg, Iowa
Wreck of the Automobile, Emmettsburg, Iowa
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Y.M.C.A. Building, Keokuk, Iowa
Y.M.C.A. Building, Keokuk, Iowa
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Y.M.C.A., Ottumwa, Iowa
Y.M.C.A., Ottumwa, Iowa
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Y.W. and Y.M.C.A., Iowa City, Iowa
Y.W. and Y.M.C.A., Iowa City, Iowa
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Y.W.C.A. Building, Ottumwa, Iowa
Y.W.C.A. Building, Ottumwa, Iowa
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Yale Savings Bank, Yale, Iowa
Yale Savings Bank, Yale, Iowa
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Ye Ol' Mill, "Memo of Yore", McGregor, Iowa
Ye Ol' Mill, "Memo of Yore", McGregor, Iowa
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Young Girl with Tricycle, Oskaloosa, Iowa
Young Girl with Tricycle, Oskaloosa, Iowa
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Zwemer Hall, Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa
Zwemer Hall, Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa
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Polk County Court House, Des Moines, Iowa
Looking southwest at the Polk County Courthouse from 5th Avenue. The building was designed and built by Proudfoot and Bird in 1906 in the Beaux Arts style for a cost of $750,000 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It is located at 500 Mulberry Street, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. 1908 postmark. Number 6414.
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University Church of Christ, Des Moines, Iowa
The first church building was constructed in 1888 to serve the faculty, staff and students at Drake University. In 1909, a large auditorium seating 2,000 was constructed beside the original church. Located at 2500 University Avenue, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. 1908 postmark. Number 10.
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Buffalo, Greenwood Park, Des Moines, Iowa
View of four Buffalo roaming Greenwood Park in the winter. Greenwood Park was the first official large park in Des Moines purchased by park commissioners in 1894. Located at 4500 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. 1909 postmark. Number 6443.
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Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
Looking northeast at the front entrance of Drake University's Administration Building, now known as Old Main. Drake University was founded in 1881. The architectural style is High Victorian Gothic. Old Main is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located at 2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. 1909 postmark.
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First Baptist Church, Des Moines, Iowa
Looking north at the building designed and built on 1894 by Eastman and McLelland. 1909 postmark. Number 41.
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Sixth Avenue Bridge, Des Moines, Iowa
The closed-spandrel arch bridge on Sixth Avenue was designed by Edwin Thatcher from New York and built in 1907. In 1965 it collapsed due to bad infrastructure and was replaced in 1966. 1909 postmark. Number 563.

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