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Joseph Kimbal Hemphill's family as they celebrate Independence Day in front of their home at 1011 Eight Street. This is one of the earliest photographs of Coralville taken on the Fourth of July (Walch, p. 116).

Front row, left to right: Nathaniel…

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Mayor Michael Kattchee sits at his desk in the new city hall building. Dressed in a suit and tie, he leans back in his chair while focusing to the left side of the frame. Mayor Kattchee served on the Coralville City Council off and on starting in…

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A matted portrait of Joseph Kimbal Hemphill. The writing on the bottom right hand corner reads "Townsend 22 Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA," indicating the photo was taken by Timothy (Theo) Wesley Townsend, a photographer who owned a studio in Iowa…

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A matted portrait of Mary Ellen (Ward) Hemphill.

Mary Ellen Ward was born April 7, 1837 and grew up in Johnson County, Iowa. In 1845, her father Chauncey Ward took in a sick pioneer by the name of Joseph Kimbal Hemphill to convalesce. Eight years…

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A family portrait of Joseph Kimbal Hemphill, his wife Mary Ellen, and their seven children.

Front row, left to right: Effie (Hemphill) Scales, Arch Hemphill, Mary Ellen (Ward) Hemphill, Joseph Kimbal Hemphill, and Lucy (Hemphill) Dean.

Back…

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A black funeral card with white lettering and line art. The art covers the page, along with a verse, and is of blooming flowers and vines, a hay bundle with a scythe, and an open book with the words "Holy Bible in loving remembrance of" written on…

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The ten boys who made up the Coralville School football team in 1921. Dressed in a mixture of button down shirts, ties, and coveralls, they squint in the sunlight as they look at the camera. The boy in the middle of the front row (Fred Dever) holds a…

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A family portrait of James Wesley Fackler, his wife Sarah Jane (Clark) Fackler, and their seven adult children. An eighth child, a daughter named Hattie, died in childhood.

James Wesley Fackler was born on March 18, 1843 in Pennsylvania. Sarah…

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The students of Coralville School, from primary grades to eighth. The teacher, Alma Raymond, stands in the third row.

First row (sitting), left to right: Helen Osborn, Frederick Kriz, Frederick Dever, Max Deck, Dorothy Alwine, & Gale…

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A formal portrait of Fred James Kriz and Mary (Chambers) Kriz.

Fred was born on February 19, 1881 in Iowa City to James and Catherine (Tempa) Kriz. Mary was born August 7, 1881 to John and Ellen (Brady) Chambers. She lived at Camp Cardinal Road…

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The students of Coralville School, from primary grades to eighth. The teachers, Russell Bontrager and Marie Leeney, stand in the fifth row.

First row, left to right: Tommy Davis, George White, Leo White, Donald Bender, Erwin Brandstatter, George…

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An image taken inside the Coralville School while class is in session. Students of all ages sit at their desks reading and doing other schoolwork. Blackboards line the back wall.

A bench can be seen on the left hand side of the photograph, closer…

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The students of Coralville School, from primary grades to eighth. The teacher Marie Leeney stands in the second row, while teacher Emery Rhodes stands in the fifth row. The words "Coralville School - 1934" are on the left bottom of the…

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The students of Coralville School, from primary grades to eighth. The teacher Dora Keppler stands in the third row. They all wear coats and other winter gear. The word "Coralville" is written on the brick wall behind them.

First row, left to…

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The front of the old Coralville school on 5th street. became a teen center in the 1950s

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Owen R. Morgan, Sr. served as an interim Mayor of Coralville in 1936 after Mayor C.F. Robinson resigned. His primary profession was a painter at University of Iowa.

Morgan was born on November 3, 1900 in Pacific Junction, Iowa to Jess William and…

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C.F. (Fred) Robinson served Coralville as a Town Marshal and as a Town Councilman. When Mayor Edward Koser died in office in 1935, Robinson was appointed the twelfth Mayor of Coralville. While he was elected as mayor for the 1936 term, he resigned on…

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Charles A. Koser was the sixth elected Mayor of Coralville, serving in 1893. He also acted as the City Recorder from 1891-1892, and was a Town Councilman in 1898-1899 and 1901-1902 (Lovetinsky et al., p. 76, 83).

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Ezekiel Clark, Jr. served as the seventh Mayor of Coralville in 1894. He was also a Town Councilman for three terms in 1889, 1890, and 1892 (Lovetinsky et al., p. 76, 83).

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James Paintin, Sr. first came to Coralville in 1882. After serving as a Town Councilman from 1890-1891 and 1895-1896, Paintin was elected as the tenth Mayor of Coralville in 1897. He stayed in office until 1901, for a total of five terms. He served…
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