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A close up of the statue at the Iowa Firefighters Memorial, located in Coralville, Iowa. The statue is of a firefighter who holds a young girl in one arm. Though climbing down a ladder, his gaze goes towards the young charge clasping onto him. …

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A hand-written decree regarding the incorporation of the town of Coralville. The page has a simple border of two lines and the number 523 printed in the left hand corner.

The cursive text reads as follows:

"Johnson County Circuit Court.…

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Coralville city streets crew working to plow city streets and country roads following a snow storm in 1936.

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Two men survey Highway 6 west of Coralville along the CRANDIC railroad line that runs between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. A horse and carriage pass the men while they work.

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County and road officials stand at the water's edge at the flooded Curtis Bridge that crosses the Iowa River northwest of Coralville, Iowa. The area was regularly flooded by the Iowa River in spring rains. Picture taken in 1918 spring flood.

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A local Girl Scout Troop # 157 posing during a ceremony. The Girl Scouts were organized in the Spring of 1944 and a Brownie Troop started in the fall of 1947. The organization remains active today.

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A photograph of the Coralville Post Office. The building is two stories and looks to be built with concrete blocks. The actual post office appears to be on the left side of the building (a sign for the post office is in the front window); a sign for…

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Ethel (Douglass) and Gordon J. Dinsmore pose for a photograph with their arms around each other. Ethel wears a knee length dress with a belt, and Gordon has on his Navy white uniform.

Gordon and Ethel (Douglass) Dinsmore married in 1924 and moved…

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Irving Weber, Grand Marshal for the 1984 Fourth Fest parade, rides in the back of a Mercedes convertible. Irving Weber was a prominent figure in the Iowa City and Coralville community, who was most well known for his weekly articles published in Iowa…

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A 4thFest parade float featuring the members of the American Legion-Walter Johnson Post #721. The men sit on hay bales and hold small American flags.

The first meeting of the Legion #721 was on January 28, 1954. At that meeting, it was decided…

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Smoky the Bear rides on the Coralville Fire Engine in Coralville's annual Fourth Fest Parade.

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The Optimist International float in a Coralville Fourth Fest Parade. (year unknown)

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Two unknown Coralville residents recreate the iconic American Gothic painting by Iowa artist Grant Wood for their Fourth Fest float.

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A blacksmith stood in his shop in Coralville, Iowa. Possibly the shop of Christian Korn who owned a blacksmith shop behind City Hall on First Ave. Children often congregated to watch horses being shod. Blacksmiths also made tools and metal parts for…

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Nine uniformed men stand in a triangle formation, the point of which is directed away from the camera. The eight men forming the sides of the triangle hold axes, while the man at the point holds up a swagger stick by his face. This man also has an…

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A photograph of the Jacob J. Hotz Ice Company employees. About forty men stand on the frozen Iowa River and on the top of train cars in the back of the image. Dressed in coats and hats, several of them hold saws or long sticks meant for stirring the…

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The marker, a large granite boulder with a bronze plaque honoring the Mormon handcart pioneers, stands today at Coralville's St. Morrison Park north of the pioneer campground on Clear Creek. Attending the Dec. 17, 1936, dedication ceremony as a…

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Taken from behind the batter, this image shows a boy preparing his bat to swing. Another boy can be seen on at the pitcher's spot, arm in the air but hand empty. The ball floats midair between the two players. Further back, more boys can be seen in…

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Second grade teacher Mary Dunn stands in front of the Coralville Elementary School Building. She is bundled up in a coat, gloves, winter boots, and head scarf as the wind blows snow around her. While the sidewalk leading to the brick building's front…

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Ethel Jaynes, a Coralville student, stands facing away from the camera at the baseball game in front of her. Her left hand fitted into a glove and her right hand pushing back her hair, she waits for the ball to be hit where she stands in the center…
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