Old Time Barbershops
This is the front room of 92 Main Avenue, which was perhaps the oldest barbershop in Iowa, and owned by Herman Dreesen.
A Forgotten Hero
Who was this Marcus “Mike” Brough? I visited him often. He lived across the street when we lived on Kenilworth court.
The House That Went Up the Hill
A favorite turn-of- the- 20th-century saying was, “Waste not; Want not.” People from all walks of life saved things. Even the very rich did things in a frugal way.
General Sadler and the Black Widow - part 2
So… the cause of death was changed to “homicide” and a murder trial was scheduled for mid-summer, 1988.
Important general was 1942 Clinton High graduate
In 1941, a family by the name of Sadler moved from Belle Plaine, Iowa, to Clinton.
Carey Construction Co. Paves 10th Avenue South
One of the most historic districts of Clinton is the hill area near 10th Avenue So. and 6th Street where the Carey Construction Co. was paving the street with bricks about 1910.
Love and a Limousine
One of the biggest characters in Clinton at the turn of the 20th Century was a journalist by the name of Dan Winget.
The Buells Settle Lyons
Elijah Buell died in 1889 as one of the wealthiest men in Iowa.
You’ve heard this line before, but reports of Carrie Helfert Oake’s demise really have been greatly exaggerated -- by me!
Agnes "Aggie" Schrader, Queen of the Mississippi
“Aggie.” What does that name call to mind? Do you remember “The Anchorage,” also known as Aggie’s Boat Dock?
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