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George and Marguerite Penick (left) and friends arrive at the 1987 Silver Century "speakeasy" gala.

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Wally (Plahutnik) the Wine Guy and Jay Stein smuggle wine into the 1987 Silver Century "speakeasy" gala.

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John Hasse plays "Ragtime and all that Jazz" and the 1987 Silver Century gala.

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Dwight and Melinda Seegmiller (right) and friends arrive at the 1987 Silver Century "speakeasy" gala.

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Receipt for payment on contract to build spire at First Presbyterian Church.

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List of building fund bond coupons. April 1, 1931 – April 1, 1932

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Receipt for funds received for building First Presbyterian Church spire on contract.

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A history of the First Presbyterian Church, from 1840-1965, written by Clarence A. Andrews. The booklet covers 125 years of Church history, and includes photos of some of the founding members and pastors of the Church.

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Street view and aerial view of Martini's and the Union Bar (121 East College)

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On April 13, 2006, the Continuing After Breast Cancer Support Group held a meeting at Mercy Hospital, 500 East Market Street. Nurse Mary McCarthy shares their story.

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The Mill had to replace its signs and doors after being hit by the 2006 F2 tornado.

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Nikki Becklinger, Thalia Sutton, and John Paul Hornbeck pose near College Green Park.

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Savation Army truck, downed power lines, uprooted trees

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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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The tornado tore down a cement block wall of a building, crushing an unfortunate nearby vehicle.

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The uprooted tree grazes the bricks of the Christian Science Church on East College Street.

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Low-profile government buildings were not immune to the effects of the high winds. Downtown parking ramps and the Iowa City Public Library are among the government buildings that sustained damage.

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Traffic circle at Washington and Summit streets. Downed power lines explain the blackout.

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A National Guardsman directs traffic as people try to resume their normal routines.

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The F2 tornado caused the Gilbert Street Happy Joe's to shut down permanently. A Quad City Times article from 2007 reported the owner, John Danneman, ran his business at 102 2nd Street Coralville, the pizza parlour's current home. That article also…

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

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A detached garage suffers complete wreckage near Hotz Avenue.

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Hotz Street was hit particularly hard by the storm. Many houses, cars, and trees were damaged or destroyed.

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Many people took photos of these apartments, battered by the storm.

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Piles of downed trees and other debris line Iowa Avenue.

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The Red Cross offered disaster relief services after the storm.

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Houses and buildings were severely damaged along Iowa Avenue. Large trees, downed power lines, and other debris littered the ground.

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This Iowa City home has been standing for more than 100 years. The F2 storm did not succeed in demolishing it.
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