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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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The churning waters of the Iowa River has overtaken the bridge above the dam and heads towards Iowa City (Walch, p. 23).

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Koser's Store, located on 1st Avenue from 1903-1970, acted as both a grocery store and a community center for Coralville residents. Originally called Wilson's Store after store manager Charles Wilson, the name changed when owner Edward Koser took…

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The excursion boat Coralville Queen sits stuck on the bridge over the dam after slipping its mooring during a 1960s flood (Walch, p. 23).

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A postcard with a photo of the Coralville Dam near Iowa City with a hand-written message.

The transcription is as follows:

"You asked what card you sent last. John Ball Park, Gr. Rapids. As I have completed my collection, I shall discontinue…

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A painted scene on a postcard of the Coralville Dam at night, lit by moonlight.

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The back yard of the house belonging to J.A. and Genevieve (Nagle) Brandstatter. A shed can be seen attached to several fenced off enclosures. These enclosures hold a number of small dogs.

During the Great Depression, the Brandstatters raised…

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Fred Paintin,the Coralville town marshal from 1952 to 1957, leaves his car parked on the side of the road. The vehicle, a late 1940's Hudson, is outfitted with a stop light on its front and back. This is one of the last town marshal cars used in…

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A photograph of the vehicle Joseph A. Brandstatter used while acting as town marshal from 1937-1951. A siren can be seen under the right side headlight, as well as two spare tires on either side of the car. The vehicle has a Linn County license…

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Ten year old Jim Cannon stands by his bicycle while delivering the afternoon edition of the Iowa City Press-Citizen, the local daily newspaper, to the Coralville residents living on 7th Avenue. This photograph was taken at 518 8th Avenue (Cannon;…

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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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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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Two children play in the back yard of a two story house. One child is pulling the front of a go-kart made of wooden boards while smiling at the camera. The other sits on one of the two seats of the kart, hand on the driver's wheel.

Based on the…

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Mary (Chambers) Kriz, wearing a long skirt, holds the bridle of a dark horse in the back yard of a farm house. A bare footed Fred Kriz, her son, sits on the horse, reins in his hands.
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