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  • Source is exactly "Walch, T. (2015) Images of America: Coralville. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing."

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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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The road from Coralville, Iowa to the Sanitorium in Oakdale near by. It was the first road to be surfaced with gravel to accommodate the popularity of automobiles, probably taken around 1921.

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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 horse and farm wagon pass an automobile on Oakdale Road. Oakdale Road which ran between Iowa City, Coralville and Oxford was one of the first roads to be covered in gravel to create a hard surface that was passable in wet weather.

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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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The street sign of the Blue Top Motel, alongside 5th Street. Made of wood with a small, shingled roof, the sign reads:

"Blue Top Motel
Cable - TV - HBO
AAA"

Next to the sign is a street lamp; a planter filled with flowers and hanging ivy…

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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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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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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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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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Two students run along the fields that stood behind and to the south of the Coralville Central School. These fields were often used for recreational activities; a group of students can be seen further back engaged in a game of baseball.

Petroleum…

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Six young children squint their eyes as they peer forward; four gaze directly at the camera while two others have their attention on a person or object to the right of the photographer. The children all sit on a sand bank; grass begins to grow…

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The junior high boy's basketball ball team line up for a photograph in their team uniforms. The boys in the front row kneel, basketballs under their hands, while the back row stands.

Front row, left to right: Ron Horrell (#5), Jim Cannon, Jr.…

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A ticket listing a single election choice to fill the political seats of the city of Coralville. Elections were held annually in March from 1874-1953; in 1954, elections were moved to November. (Lovetinsky et al., p. 86).

This ticket states the…
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