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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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An aerial photograph of a residential area of Coralville. Highway 6 can be seen along the upper edge of the image; the Iowa City Drive-In is in upper right corner.

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An aerial photograph of a residential area of Coralville. Highway 6 can be seen along the upper edge of the image; the Iowa City Drive-In is in upper left corner.

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A large Randall's sign is placed near the top of a brick-walled building. An antenna pops up from behind the sign from its placement on the roof. A white Lincoln Continental parked next to the building sits over the diagonal lines of the parking lot.…

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A photo of the Ming Garden Chinese Restaurant. The front of the restaurant is decorated with a tower facade. A sign on the left hand is decorated with Chinese writing and the following words:

"Ming Garden Chinese Restaurant
Sunday…

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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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Mayor Robert Rogers and city councilmen broke ground on the Coralville City Hall, also known as the City Civic Center, in September of 1973. The new building, designed by architect Harvey Henry, boasted a fireproof vault for city records, adjustable…

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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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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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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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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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The family home of Valentine and Minna (Zeisler) Miller. Located at 205 Fifth Street, this house was built during the early 1870s, after the family moved back to Coralville after living in Marshalltown.

Valentine and Minna raised seven children…

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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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Three men stand on top of a truck bed to look at the Iowa River water that floods 1st Avenue. Koser's Store can be seen in the background. A tractor carrying two other men faces the other direction.

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A city fire engine from the Coralville Volunteer Fire Department sits parked outside the open fenced gate of the Econogas Company. Inside the fence, a large fire emits a black cloud of smoke into the sky.

The Econogas Company serviced surrounding…

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Two volunteer firefighters, marked in pen as 'Dick Clinite (retired)' and 'Bill Lee (moved)', observe as the Econogas fire overtakes a truck further away. Clinite stands behind a fire engine with an partially unraveled fire hose at his feet while…

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Mayor Alvin Green, wearing a coat, stands next to a snow-covered hose cart. The two-wheeled cart had 1,000 feet of hose, and could be hitched onto a car or pulled by hand according to George Prehoda, Coralville's first fire chief. Rex Brandstatter…

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Two fire engines park on a street in front of a two-storied house. A ladder is leaned against the side of the house, over a smoking window on the second story.

Fire hoses are stretched out in the street, laying in puddles of water. These hoses…
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