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Black Lives Matter rally in masks during the pandemic, following the murder of George Floyd

Karen Hegland drives Ruth Halterman in the 2021 Fourth Fest Parade. They both retired after long careers at the Coralville Public Library. Ruth Halterman worked at the library for 30 years and Karen Hegland worked for 26 years.

Children hold a colorful parachute on the front lawn of the library, as part of the Big Night celebration for the summer reading program.

pictured from left to right: Karen Hegland, Mike Jorgensen, Linda Parker, Janelle Bockhause, Teri, Ruth Halterman, unknown, unknown and Georgia Heald

Librarians sitting on the bed of a Coralville Parks Department truck that has been decorated for the Fourth Fest Parade. The decorations include a fake camp fire, tree and backpack.

pictured from left Teri Rogers, Jen (?), Linda Parker

Librarians and staff pose in front of their Fourth of July parade float, Reading Road Trip USA. The float was a Jeep with vacation items strapped to the top, including pool toys, suitcases, a trike, sports equipment and books.

pictured left:…

Librarians and library staff walking the Fourth Fest Parade route ahead of the Jeep parade float.

Ruth Halterman visible at the front of the group

Coralville Public Library librarians participating in the Fourth Fest Parade.
pictured left to right: Alison Galstad, Karen Hegland, Ruth Halterman and Linda Parker

Coralville Librarians sitting in the back of a Coralville Parks and Recreation truck that was decorated for their Fourth Fest float. The float theme was 'Discover the Treasures in Books'

Librarians and City of Coralville staff hanging a white tarp to project a movie on in the Coralville Library parking lot. While the library was closed to the public and offering limited services, librarians innovated ways to provide service and…

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The Johnson County Auditor mailed absentee ballot request forms to all registered voters ahead of the June 2, 2020 primary election in order to encourage voters to stay at home and vote absentee. Voter turnout was 32%, part of a statewide record…

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).

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

A 4thFest parade float featuring the members of the American Legion-Walter Johnson Post #721. The men sit on hay bales and hold small American flags.

The first meeting of the Legion #721 was on January 28, 1954. At that meeting, it was decided…

Two unknown Coralville residents recreate the iconic American Gothic painting by Iowa artist Grant Wood for their Fourth Fest float.

The American Legion Post #721 color guard and firing squad line up in the Oak Hill Cemetery during Memorial Day Services in 1962.

This Legion Post was the first organization in Coralville to hold Memorial Services at the cemetery. The Coralville…

Thirteen Boy Scouts from Troop 207 pose for a photograph in front of a mountain and their camp site in New Mexico. This was taken during a trip in 1971, when the Scouts went to spend twelve days hiking and mountain climbing. Other highlighted trips…

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,…

Elizabeth (Fellows) Dennis, a Coralville pioneer, sits in a wooden chair at a Fourth of July celebration. She wears a striped dress, dark coat, feathered hat, and a glove on her left hand. Writing in the bottom right corner of the image states,…

The family home of James Sr. and Mary (Dowman) Paintin, located at 206 Fifth Street. The couple raised their nine children here: John, James, Nelle Ellen, Lillian, Ada, Robert, Clara Kate, Fred E. and Paul Perry (Lovetinsky et al., p. 119-121).
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