Historic Iowa Postcards

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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.
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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.
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School building, Van Meter, Iowa
School children and school staff standing in front of the school building. 1907 postmark. Number 8485.
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Schuetzen Park, Davenport, Iowa
In 1870, the Davenport Schuetzengesellschaft (later called the Schuetzen Verein) created this "Schuetzenpark," or shooting park, as a target range for rifle marksmanship. In addition to the shooting and target houses, the park included an inn, dance hall, music pavilion, zoo, bowling alleys, roller coaster, refreshment stands, athletic field, picnic grounds, and other amusements. The popularity of Schuetzen Park began to decline around 1917, when the anti-German hysteria from World War I restricted the activities of German-Americans and led to the prohibition of the use of the German language in public. Many businesses and organizations changed their German names. For a time, Schuetzen Park was renamed Forest Park. The Davenport Schuetzen Verein became known by its English equivalent, the Davenport Shooting Association. The park was dealt another serious blow in 1919 when the "Prohibition Act" outlawed the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages, which had been a major source of revenue for the park. The park was sold in 1923, and it became the site of the Chiropractic Psychopathic Sanitarium. However, today, much of the property again changed hands to the Davenport Good Samaritan Center and is being preserved as a "Wildpark". The only original park building that remains is the 1911 street car waiting station, which was named a local historic landmark in 1998 by the City of Davenport. It is located at 700 Waverly Road, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa. 1907 postmark. Number 2020.
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Seton Indian Tribe, Charles City, Iowa
A group of Seton Indians attending a Chautauqua in Charles City. 1907 postmark.
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St. Paul's Church, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Looking at the front entrance of a 2 story Gothic stone building completed in 1886. This church was torn down in 1974 due to a sinking foundation. 1907 postmark.
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Tenth Street looking east, Alton, Iowa
Looking east at a dirt road. 1907 postmark.
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Train wreck, July 22, 1907 with railroad crane, Belle Plaine, Iowa
Railroad moving wreckage from the July 22, 2007 train wreck near Belle Plaine, Iowa. 1907 postmark.
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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.
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View from Herrick Chapel, Iowa College, [Grinnell, Iowa]
Looking west down Seventh Avenue. 1907 postmark.
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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.
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View of Mississippi River and Eagle Point Park, Clinton, Iowa
Eagle Point Park has 164 acres overlooking the Mississippi River and General Zebulon Pike Lock and Dam (No. 11). 1907 postmark. Number 3.
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West Main Street looking south, Aurelia, Iowa
Dirt street in downtown Aurelia, Iowa. 1907 postmark.
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West entrance to Goodnow Hall, Iowa College, [Grinnell, Iowa]
Looking southeast. Goodnow Hall was constructed in 1885, costing $15,700 excluding telescope ($2,125) and book stacks. Originally served as college library and astronomical observatory. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 1907 postmark.
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Wilson Street looking north, Van Meter, Iowa
Several wooden buildings in the business district with water tower located at the end of the street. 1907 postmark. Number 8.
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Woman holding Grinnell College flag, Grinnell, Iowa
Woman holding dog and flag with school colors and Grinnell College logo on top. 1907 postmark. College series, no. 1. Title supplied by cataloger.
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Women and girl, Belle Plaine, Iowa
Portrait of two women (one woman's name is Alice) and a girl standing behind a fence and in front of a house. 1907 postmark.
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Albia hospital, Albia, Iowa
Two story wood house with shovel near sidewalk. 1908 postmark.
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Allerton High School, Allerton, Iowa
Two story brick and stone building. 1908 postmark.
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Baxter Junior Band, Baxter, Iowa
Baxter Junior Band showing 14 members holding instruments. 1908 postmark.

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