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Four baskets filled to the brim with corn, apples, beans, and other produce sit outside the Kriz family home. Flowers bloom alongside the side of the house.

Home-grown produce like this was often sold at farmers' markets and local grocery stores.…

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The student photographs of the graduating class of University High School in 1923. The name of the photographer, Newberg-Breece, sits at the lower right hand corner.

The transcription of the hand-written list on the back of the matting of the…

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A holiday greeting card for Christmas and the New Year. The card is hand-signed by Kippy and has a decorative picture of two men sitting on camels and one with a staff.

The envelope is addressed to Miss Helen Kriz in Coralville, Iowa with a two…

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The family home of Fred and Mary (Chambers) Kriz. The two storied house stood at 232 First Avenue. A figure can be seen sitting on the front steps of the house.

Fred and Mary raised three children in this house: Helen Catherine, Frederick John,…

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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 barefoot child in a lace lined dress stands behind a house, both hands on the tongue of a toy wagon. Based on the other photographs this image was donated with, it is possible this is a young Kriz child, potentially Helen, the daughter of Fred and…

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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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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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Frederick J. Kriz (left), an unidentified friend (center), and Helen Kriz (right) ride side-by-side on their bicycles (Walch, p. 87). They appear to be in front of the Kriz family home.

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Baseball players pause for a photograph during their informal baseball game: Frederick J. Kriz (left) has both hands on his bat, while the boy in the center wears a baseball mitt and lets his bat rest against his shoulder. The boy on the right holds…

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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 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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A woman smiles at the camera while using the home water pump to fill up a pitcher. She wears a checkered dress lined in lace and high heels. While unknown, this woman was likely a family member or friend of the Kriz family.

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Three persons balance on a fallen tree over Clear Creek. Their reflections can be seen in the water below them.

Fred John Kriz can be seen standing on the left side; the boy sitting in the middle and a man in overalls on the right side are both…

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Farm man George Prehoda stands by his open truck cab (Walch, p. 34). The truck bed, made of wooden boards, contains a large pile of corn.

In addition to farming, George Prehoda volunteered as Coralville's first fire chief. When interviewed, he…

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Two farm men, Charley Wilson and Sam Grant, work together to pitch hay (Walch, pg 34). One stands on a haystack while the other stands on the ground, holding up a pile of hay on his pitchfork.

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Joseph and Genevieve (Nagle) Brandstatter stand in the driveway by their home. They both wear long coats and hats.

The couple was married in 1915 and became Coralville residents in 1929. They were active participants in the community and had four…

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A formal photograph of Coralville residents Joseph & Genevieve (Nagle) Brandstatter.

Joseph "Brandy" Brandstatter managed rural circulation for Davenport Newspapers, Inc. He also served as town marshal from 1937-1951, while Genevieve served as…

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Mayor Michael Kattchee sits at his desk in the new city hall building. Dressed in a suit and tie, he leans back in his chair while focusing to the left side of the frame. Mayor Kattchee served on the Coralville City Council off and on starting in…

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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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