The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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  • Barsema+4(2).jpg The neighborhood, the family, and grocery stores

    In 1946, we raced over to Eddie Keefe’s store one fine day to get our first allotment of bubble gum.

     

    September 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • slides2-R1-E042.jpg Fighting the Second World War

    The picture shows me at 4 years old patrolling busy 2nd Street. It seems that I could go anywhere in town, with or without an adult, between ages 5 and 10; but my mother’s one admonition always rang in my ears, “Don’t go near the river!”

    September 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • slides5-R1-E034.jpg Lyons football and local athletics

    Here is Lyons High School Football Team of 1937, with Lenny Dose in the back row.  The place is Root Park and, if you were at that spot today, you would see Lyons Middle School on the hill behind them.

    September 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • slides5-R1-E023.jpg The trolley, the park, and downtown

    Joyce's Park became Eagle Point Park.  Clinton millionaires left much land to the people, in the north end and at Riverfront Park, which later became wonderful recreation legacies for our whole community.

    September 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • slides5-R2-E097.jpg The bluff and the river

    When Elijah Buell went to the post office in the 1830's, it was a several-day trip along Bluff Road to the Wapsipinicon River to where J.D. Bourne had the only Post Office for miles around.

    September 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • slides5-R2-E063.jpg The Kiwanis Golf Course

    Can you imagine golf and putting on black, oiled, sticky, sand greens?  How can they be "greens," if they were black?  The old Kiwanis Golf Course on 13th Ave. North and 4th Street was such a place.

    September 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • slides2-R1-E043.jpg Teen Hangouts --- The Revere and Marcucci’s

    Marcucci's and the Revere were rivals in attracting the teen-age crowd in the 30's and 40's. 

    September 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • SM+Prom+1949(2).jpg Dancing at the Modernistic

    A lot of people loved to dance years ago. And so, we take you back again in time to WWI.

    September 4, 2013 2 Photos

  • slides5-R2-E094.jpg Early pioneers

    The home in this picture is located near the entrance to Castle Terrace.  It is one of the earliest dwellings on the old Bluff Road.

    September 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • Corner store Clinton at the turn of century

    Clinton in 1900 was a typical river town, seven miles long and seven blocks wide. The Jan. 6, 1908 Clinton Herald was replete with the Stanford White murder by Harry Thaw -- the rich jealous husband of Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, the girl on the "Red Velvet Swing.”

    August 30, 2013 2 Photos