Grinnell in Vintage Postcards Bill Menner

ISBN: 9780738532271

Published: February 25th 2004

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128 pages


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Grinnell in Vintage Postcards  by  Bill Menner

Grinnell in Vintage Postcards by Bill Menner
February 25th 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 128 pages | ISBN: 9780738532271 | 6.20 Mb

From an abolitionist hotbed to the home of a prestigious liberal arts college, Grinnell, Iowa, is known across the country as a jewel of the prairie. Originally conceived as a Congregationalist utopia, Grinnell developed a reputation as aMoreFrom an abolitionist hotbed to the home of a prestigious liberal arts college, Grinnell, Iowa, is known across the country as a jewel of the prairie. Originally conceived as a Congregationalist utopia, Grinnell developed a reputation as a highly-educated community with a wealth of incredible architecture.

It was also a turn-of-the-century industrial hub, despite a population of less than 5,000, where buggies, early automobiles, and gloves were made.The historic postcards in this book recall a community on the verge of transition, from a small agriculture-based town on the prairie to a thriving center of commerce and higher education. They provide a remarkable glimpse of the buildings that make up what is now a Historic Commercial District on the National Register of Historic Places.

Still others are visual reminders of great buildings-both in the community and on the Grinnell College campus-that now exist only in memory.



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