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Power lines, trees, and other debris create a barricade on South Governor Street.

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Yetter's was a local department store located at 115 & 117 East Washington Street, downtown Iowa City. It closed in the 1950s. First postcard sent to Eva Weimer, postmarked September 26, 1921, George Washington 1-cent stamp. Second postcard sent…

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The F2 tornado crashed through College Green Park, stripping limbs, splitting trunks, and uprooting decades-old trees from the ground.

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The storm's 155 mph winds drove wood beams through the wall of this building. Present-day Capitol House Apartments.

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In the 1910 Census, William Lutton is listed as residing at the St. James Hotel at 6 South Clinton Street. In the 1908 City Directory, he is listed as the hotel’s manager.

The attached article was published in the Iowa City Citizen on July 6,…

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In the 1910 Census, Winfield Hughes was listed as being born about 1852 in Pennsylvania. He was a widow, living alone at 804 Iowa Avenue. He ran Hughes Music Store at 108 South Clinton Street, as listed in the 1908 City Directory.

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The 155-mph winds bent this rain gutter around the trunk of this small tree.

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The Iowa City Municipal Airport was a stopping point for a number of important pioneers in aviation. Will Rogers is shown in these photographs during a stop in Iowa City. In addition to being a famous entertainer, Rogers was a friend of Charles…

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The Iowa City Municipal Airport was a stopping point for a number of important pioneers in aviation. Will Rogers is shown in these photographs during a stop in Iowa City. In addition to being a famous entertainer, Rogers was a friend of Charles…

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The Iowa City Municipal Airport was a stopping point for a number of important pioneers in aviation. Will Rogers is shown in these photographs during a stop in Iowa City. In addition to being a famous entertainer, Rogers was a friend of Charles…

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The Iowa City Municipal Airport was a stopping point for a number of important pioneers in aviation. Will Rogers is shown in these photographs during a stop in Iowa City. In addition to being a famous entertainer, Rogers was a friend of Charles…

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The Iowa City Municipal Airport was a stopping point for a number of important pioneers in aviation. Will Rogers is shown in these photographs during a stop in Iowa City. In addition to being a famous entertainer, Rogers was a friend of Charles…

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Post tornado humor. Here, a doormat referencing the "Ding dong, the witch is dead" song from The Wizard of Oz is placed near tornado damage.

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Issac A. Wetherby's Gallery, east side of Clinton Street, 1870. Wetherby was Iowa City's first photographer.

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Hotel Jefferson building on the left. The first postcard sent to Earnest [Sorichovich], postmarked November 29, 1923, George Washington 1-cent stamp. Second postcard sent to Anna Anthony, postmarked August 3, 1927, George Washington 2-cent stamp.

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Photo looking west up Washington Street towards Clinton Street. Photo was taken between Dubuque and Linn streets. Hotel Jefferson on the left.

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During urban renewal. Future site of Old Capitol Mall. Graffiti: "Love the people not the needle!!"

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First National Bank is on the northeast corner of this picture. Varsity theater is farther down the street.

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Wallick's was located at 118 Washington Street, Iowa City, Iowa. It first opened in 1910. A descriptive advertisement for the business is printed on the back of the postcard.

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W.P. Hohenschuh's Mortuary was located at 13 South Linn Street, currently occupied by the Iowa City Yacht Club. Postcard sent from Carl Zetterwall to Alta B. Vaughn, postmarked November 15, 1937. Ben Franklin 1-cent stamp.

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W.P. Hohenschuh's Mortuary was located at 13 South Linn Street, currently occupied by the Iowa City Yacht Club. Details on the building are on the back of postcard.

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At the time of this postcard, W.P. Hohenschuh owned a furniture store located at 20 South Dubuque Street. Sent to W.S. Pratt, postmarked December 30, 1906. Ben Franklin 1-Cent stamp.

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William W. Morrison is listed in the 1911 City Directory as the proprietor of Crescent Pharmacy, located at 117 East College Street. His residence is listed as 314 East Fairchild and wife as Susan B. The 1910 Census lists his birth year as about…

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Will S. Thomas was the proprietor of the Thomas Hardware Store on the corner of Dubuque and Washington Streets. His home address is listed as 109 South Johnson Streets in the 1908 City Directory. His wife was named Carrie C., and their children were…

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In the 1908 City Directory, Will P. Hohenshuh is listed as both a proprietor of a furniture store at 20 South Dubuque Street and an undertaker at 19 South Dubuque Street. His home address is listed as 410 East Jefferson Street.

The attached ad was…

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In the 1910 Census, W. J. McDonald was listed as a general practice lawyer. Born in 1873, his wife was named Margery, and their children were named Mary and Richard. The family had a servant named Laura Lincoln. His brother was named Timothy, also a…

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Willard F. Main ran a jewelry and stationary business at 127 ½ Dubuque Street. His home was listed as East Iowa City in the 1908 City Directory. The 1909 City Directory lists him at Garden and Friendship. The company began as W. F. Main Co. in 1888.…

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William E. Shrader was the proprietor of Shrader’s Pharmacy at 132 South Clinton Street. The 1908 City Directory listed his residence as 803 East College Street. The 1910 Census lists his birth year as about 1857 and he was a widow. His children…
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