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  • Subject is exactly "Iowa River (Iowa)"

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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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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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An aerial view of the city of Coralville. On the bottom of the image, the Iowa City Electric and Power Company can be seen on the Iowa River with the dam. Koser's Store stands across the road and diagonal from the company. Fifth Street runs…

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A front view of the wheel-house under construction in 1915. It contained two waterwheels and was a part of the project to rebuild the dam in the 1910s.

This wheel-house was a part of the Iowa City Light and Power Company. The articles of this…

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Workers start construction on the old mill dam to create a 3,000-kilowatt waterwheel pit for the Iowa City Electric Light and Power Company. The old flour mill can be seen in the background; *snow covers the project and the men wear coats and hats…

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A map of the city of Coralville, circa 1870 (Lovetinsky et al., p. 42). The lines drawn designate the property boundaries of acres of land belonging to different landowners at that time; their names are listed to indicate which acres they owned. The…

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The brick mills of Coralville line the Iowa River. As written on page 14 of Lest We Forget:

'Left to right: The woolen mill erected in 1866 was later converted to an oatmeal factory called Pearl Mill, wall of the old paper mill in center with…

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About twenty men work repair construction on the wooden dam. Whether these repairs were needed due to the result of age, use, or ice damage is unknown.

Behind the workers along the bank of the river are the Coralville mills. Starting from the left…

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A wooden dam built across the Iowa River. Trees line the side of either bank of the river behind the dam. Wood boards lay in haphazard piles along the shore closest to the photographer.

During an Iowa City Manufacturing Company meeting on May 18,…

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Young boys (left to right) Edwin "Ned" Paintin and Clifford Koser fish together near the mills. They sit on large rocks near a stone archway, their fishing poles cast into the calm water flowing underneath. Clifford wears a hat; Ned's hat sits behind…

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A houseboat that belonged to John Davis. Son Otis is sitting next to it on a ridge of land; a wooden plank to the left of him serves as a plank to get on and off the deck of the houseboat. Behind the houseboat, both the Coralville Dam and the flour…

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The John Davis family home, as pictured from the back. The basement, which held the kitchen, faced the Iowa River.

John Davis was born on September 25, 1834 in Franklin County, Massachusetts. On December 25, 1856, he married a woman named Martha…

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Clark McGinnis, son of John Ralph McGinnis and Florence (Clark) McGinnis, and Ezekiel Clark, Jr, stand on a concrete ledge, likely part of the Iowa River Electric Light and Power Company near the Coralville mill dam and catwalk. Both grip the lower…

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Mayor Jim Fausett and President George W. Bush shake hands amidst a crowd of people. The United States president visited Coralville, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids with FEMA representatives and Governor Chet Culver to survey damages caused by the 2008…

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A woman rests her hand on the bridge's metal railing over the Coralville Dam and peers over to the falling water below. The bridge is narrow...

Likely a friend or family member of the Kriz family, based on the photos it was donated with.

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Two friends stand next to each other on the bridge over the Coralville Dam, The Iowa River spills off the dam into a waterfall beneath them. Trees can be seen in the background.

(Again, possibly connected to the Kriz family?)

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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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A man fishes off a guarded out-crop by the Iowa River Electric Light and Power Company, downstream of the Coralville mill dam. The roiling waters of the river made for particularly good fishing spots.

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Flood water comes up and over the base of a handrail next to the Iowa City Electric Light and Power Company. The photo centers on a sign that states "Private Property Keep Off"; the Coralville Dam can be seen behind on the left hand side. The water…

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A painted scene on a postcard of the Coralville Dam at night, lit by moonlight.
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