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Grinnell in Vintage Postcards

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Grinnell in Vintage Postcards by Bill Menner
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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 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.
Release date Australia
January 1st, 2004
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Arcadia Publishing
Pages
128
Dimensions
165x229x13
ISBN-13
9780738532271
Product ID
28252091

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