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Coralville city streets crew working to plow city streets and country roads following a snow storm in 1936.

Two men survey Highway 6 west of Coralville along the CRANDIC railroad line that runs between Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. A horse and carriage pass the men while they work.

The road from Coralville, Iowa to the Sanitorium in Oakdale near by. It was the first road to be surfaced with gravel to accommodate the popularity of automobiles, probably taken around 1921.

County and road officials stand at the water's edge at the flooded Curtis Bridge that crosses the Iowa River northwest of Coralville, Iowa. The area was regularly flooded by the Iowa River in spring rains. Picture taken in 1918 spring flood.

A horse and farm wagon pass an automobile on Oakdale Road. Oakdale Road which ran between Iowa City, Coralville and Oxford was one of the first roads to be covered in gravel to create a hard surface that was passable in wet weather.

A local Girl Scout Troop # 157 posing during a ceremony. The Girl Scouts were organized in the Spring of 1944 and a Brownie Troop started in the fall of 1947. The organization remains active today.

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…

The back of Lois Wiederrecht-Finke as she studies at a desk in a Blue Top Motel cottage. A rotary phone sits on the desk to her left; a turned on lamp to the right.As a commuter student to the University of Iowa, she stayed at the Blue Top once a…

A business card advertising for the Blue Top Motel, which was located in Coralville, Iowa. The text printed in the center of the card states:

"Blue Top Motel
- The Finest -
3 miles west of Iowa City, IA.
1 Block North off Hiway 6
Quiet -…

This mileage sheet was likely given as a resource to guests and potential guests of the Blue Top Motel to show the driving distances between the motel in Coralville and several cities in Iowa, as well as larger cities in Illinois, Nebraska,…

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…

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…

Irving Weber, Grand Marshal for the 1984 Fourth Fest parade, rides in the back of a Mercedes convertible. Irving Weber was a prominent figure in the Iowa City and Coralville community, who was most well known for his weekly articles published in Iowa…

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…

Smoky the Bear rides on the Coralville Fire Engine in Coralville's annual Fourth Fest Parade.

The Optimist International float in a Coralville Fourth Fest Parade. (year unknown)

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

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A blacksmith stood in his shop in Coralville, Iowa. Possibly the shop of Christian Korn who owned a blacksmith shop behind City Hall on First Ave. Children often congregated to watch horses being shod. Blacksmiths also made tools and metal parts for…

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Nine uniformed men stand in a triangle formation, the point of which is directed away from the camera. The eight men forming the sides of the triangle hold axes, while the man at the point holds up a swagger stick by his face. This man also has an…

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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