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Historic Iowa Postcards
Main Street west, Churdan, Iowa
Looking west at the Churdan, Iowa business district. The town of Churdan, Iowa was named for Joseph Churdan, Sr. (Uncle Joe), a local farmer later appointed as first postmaster. 1907 postmark.
Penn College, Oskaloosa, Iowa
William Penn College was founded by Quaker pioneers in 1873. In January 2000, William Penn College officially became William Penn University. 1907 postmark.
Rock Island Depot, Van Meter, Iowa
Two railroad employees are standing on a brick platform near a wooden depot with a train signal and telegraph office sign in the background. 1907 postmark. Number 11.
Scene in Bever Park, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
New construction of bear den in Bever Park, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bever Park is a 90-acre city park containing the Bever Park Children's Zoo. 1907 postmark. Number 1955.
Victoria Sanitarium Park, Colfax, Iowa
Outside activities at the sanitorium. Built in 1904, when Florence Brown Sherbon, A. M., M. D., her husband, John Bayard Sherban, M. D., and her father James Brown, incorporated the Victoria Sanatorium and Mineral Spring. 1907 postmark.
View of Broad Street, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking northwest at Broad Street from Fourth Avenue with Congregational Church in the foreground. 1907 postmark. Title supplied by cataloger.