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

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Three of the daughters of Edward and Elizabeth (Lucas) Demory and their families stand for a picture outside in the snow during holiday celebrations. All wear coats and other winter gear.

Left to right: Edith Evans, Ella (Alwine) [William]…

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This printed article states the following:

"Mr. James got a splendid negative for a photograph of the ruins of the Coralville mill, taken early next day after the disaster, and now has the pictures ready for delivery.

The view is directly from…

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Donutland opened on Highway 6 in April of 1984 with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony. The business offered doughnuts and other baked desserts to Coralville residents until closing in January of 2004 (Coralville Courier, 1984; Iowa City…

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The street sign for the Carousel Inn and Restaurant, made up of four signs stacked upon single pole. The bottom sign states, "Breakfast 7 to 11", and directly above this, a large white sign shares menu items in black lettering: "Caesar Salad, Steak…

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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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Mayor Michael Kattchee and members of the City Council sit in session. The council chamber was a new feature that came with the 1974 City Hall (Walch, p. 67) and Coralville citizens fill the floor to observe proceedings.

Mayor Katchee sits in the…

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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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About twenty men stand in and around the ruins of the Close Paper Mill. A lone smokestack stands tall in the center of the photograph; collapsed stone, wooden planks, and destroyed boilers lay in piles around its base. Coral Mills can be seen…

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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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Coralville residents gather outside Koser's Store before embarking on an expedition to see the flooded riverbanks of the Iowa River. Flood water can be seen flowing through the street; two men work with a chain in front of a parked truck, while two…

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The churning waters of the Iowa River has overtaken the bridge above the dam and heads towards Iowa City (Walch, p. 23).

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The excursion boat Coralville Queen sits stuck on the bridge over the dam after slipping its mooring during a 1960s flood (Walch, p. 23).

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Ten year old Jim Cannon stands by his bicycle while delivering the afternoon edition of the Iowa City Press-Citizen, the local daily newspaper, to the Coralville residents living on 7th Avenue. This photograph was taken at 518 8th Avenue (Cannon;…

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Four baskets filled to the brim with corn, apples, beans, and other produce sit outside the Kriz family home. Flowers bloom alongside the side of the house.

Home-grown produce like this was often sold at farmers' markets and local grocery stores.…

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A picture of the Coralville Mill Dam from the river bank, near where the Iowa City Electric Light and Power Company was built around 1915 (Walch, p. 32). While the river water flows undeterred through the dam, large chunks of ice form near the base…

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Frederick J. Kriz (left), an unidentified friend (center), and Helen Kriz (right) ride side-by-side on their bicycles (Walch, p. 87). They appear to be in front of the Kriz family home.

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Baseball players pause for a photograph during their informal baseball game: Frederick J. Kriz (left) has both hands on his bat, while the boy in the center wears a baseball mitt and lets his bat rest against his shoulder. The boy on the right holds…

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Three persons balance on a fallen tree over Clear Creek. Their reflections can be seen in the water below them.

Fred John Kriz can be seen standing on the left side; the boy sitting in the middle and a man in overalls on the right side are both…

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Farm man George Prehoda stands by his open truck cab (Walch, p. 34). The truck bed, made of wooden boards, contains a large pile of corn.

In addition to farming, George Prehoda volunteered as Coralville's first fire chief. When interviewed, he…

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Two farm men, Charley Wilson and Sam Grant, work together to pitch hay (Walch, pg 34). One stands on a haystack while the other stands on the ground, holding up a pile of hay on his pitchfork.
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