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A Coralville city sign at the North Ridge Park that reads, "Playground closed by order of the governor, state of Iowa."

Behind the sign, an empty playground is surrounded by yellow caution tape that states "Caution" and "Cuidado."

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A photograph taken from the kitchen window of a third floor apartment. While the apartment's covered deck remains clear, the houses, trees, and yards of neighbors are covered in snow. This view faces towards 10th street; the apartment building is at…

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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 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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A group of seven University of Iowa students and football players pose for a photograph. The young men wear their football uniforms and grin at the different cameras taking their pictures. Two of the young men kneel while the other five stand behind;…

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Four cottages from the Blue Top Motel sitting in a half circle, surrounded by fully grown trees. The Motel was run by the Smith family for 44 years from the time of purchase in 1952 until December 31, 1996. (Wiederrecht-Finke, p. 6, 13).

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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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A photograph of the Blue Top Motel. A row of small cottages sit in a line, surrounded by small trees. Some guests sit outside in the sun. A row of flowering bushes stand next to a gravel road.

The Blue Top Motel was originally built and owned by…

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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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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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Boyhood neighbors Mike Parker (left) and Gary Anderson (right) paint a small shed together. Both grinning boys wear rimmed caps, and have one hand on the hip as the other hand paints. Anderson's house can be seen in the back left corner of the…

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Hazelle (Yenter) Parkers kneels on the front lawn next to a low cart, which her young neighbor Allen Beachler sits inside. He wears a hat and holds an item in his hands, which Hazelle appears to be looking at. Adam looks up at her, apparently…

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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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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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Two unidentified girls smile for a photograph while dressed in Girl Scouts uniforms. The white five on the patch on the upper sleeve of the uniform suggests these girls were a part of Girl Scouts Troop #55, which was the troop that started raising…

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Twenty-three elementary students pose for a class photograph outside the Coralville Elementary School. All the children wear winter gear, such as coats and hats.

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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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A group of second graders and their teacher Mary Dunn stand for a class photograph in front of Coralville Central School (Walch, p. 77).
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