Historic Iowa Postcards

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Iowa River, Belle Plaine, Iowa
Iowa River near Belle Plaine. 1908 postmark.
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Iowa and Illinois Railway between Davenport, Iowa, Rock Island and Moline, Illinois and Clinton, Iowa
Front says: Trains every 60 minutes. In 1910, the Iowa and Illinois Railway secured a valuable freight terminal property in Davenport, Iowa. It included an office building and a warehouse which was occupied originally by the Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway, under a right granted to it by the City of Davenport. The property reverted to the city and was offered to the Iowa and Illinois Railway Company. 1908 postmark.
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Kessel Hospital, Cresco, Iowa
The Kessel Hospital was founded by Dr. George Kessel, Grinnell College graduate, in 1902 and was the first hospital in Northeast Iowa. Dr. Kessel converted the home into a hospital. The Kessel Hospital became St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in 1910 and was used as a nurses training school, the Howard County Hospital in 1974, and is now under the umbrella of Regional Health Services of Howard County. It is located at 235 Eight Avenue West, Cresco, Howard County, Iowa. 1908 postmark. Number 463.
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Lumberyard, Bouton, Iowa
Two story wooden building with Lumber, Posts, Tiles, Sash, Doors, Cement, Lime & Shingles across the top. 1908 postmark.
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Main Street, Avoca, Iowa
Dirt street with man standing in street. 1908 postmark.
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Main Street, Chelsea, Iowa
Main Street business district in Chelsea, Iowa. Huiskamp Shoes sign on side of building. 1908 postmark.
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Main Street, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking northwest at Main Street from Fourth Avenue with Spencer Building in foreground1908 postmark. Number 62.
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Methodist Church, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking southwest on corner of Fifth Avenue and Park Street. The Methodist Church was begun in 1895 and completed and dedicated in 1896. Richardsonian Romanesque in architectural styling. 1908 postmark. Number 156902.
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Methodist Episcopal Church, Ira, Iowa
One-story wooden building with bell tower. 1908 postmark. Number 63.
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Morrison & Ricker Manufacturing Company, Glove Factory, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking west from Broad Street. Established in 1856, the glove factory was Grinnell's first industry which originally manufactured gauntlet gloves. The building now houses Grinnell College offices. 1908 postmark. Number 156891.
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Newton High School, Newton, Iowa
The Newton High School was erected in 1907 at a cost of $72,000. It was built on the most modern and approved plans for school buildings, even to the items of sanitary drinking fountains. The building was demolished in 1957. 1908 postmark.
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North Broad Street, Grinnell, Iowa
Looking north on Broad Street at residences. 1908 postmark.
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Reichard, The Druggist
Orchestra, State Industrial School for Girls, Mitchellville, Iowa
The original seminary was founded by the city's founder, Thomas Mitchell, in 1872. It fell on hard times and was bought by the state of Iowa who turned it into a reformatory school for girls. In the early 1980's it was turned into the Iowa Correctional Institute for Women. 1908 postmark.
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Peet, Mrs. C.L. (Gilman, Iowa)
Park, Gilman, Iowa
Two women and two children on a gazebo in a part in Gilman, Iowa. 1908 postmark.
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Part of Main Street, Ackley, Iowa
Looking east on Main Street at billboard on building near utility poles. Man with automobile. 1908 postmark.
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Presbyterian Church, Ackley, Iowa
The church was established in 1874. 1908 postmark.
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Public school, Clermont, Iowa
Three story brick building with several school children in front. 1908 postmark.
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Public school, Mingo,Iowa
Two story wooden schoolhouse with bell tower with school children standing outside. 1908 postmark.
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Road leading into Clayton, Iowa
Valley view of a farmhouse near Clayton, Iowa. 1908 postmark. Number G 9824.
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Rock Creek at the dykes, Clinton, Iowa
Women enjoying the surroundings at Rock Creek. 1908 postmark. Number 8635. PCK series.

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