The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

History

History
  • Sadler.jpg Important general was 1942 Clinton High graduate

    In 1941, a family by the name of Sadler moved from Belle Plaine, Iowa, to Clinton.

    September 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • slides6-R1-E033.jpg 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.

    September 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • Buf.Bill+with+D.Lingett.jpg 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.

    September 16, 2013 1 Photo

  • Grant's Store Living downtown in the Depression Can you imagine a 9-year-old boy and his mother living above Grant's in a $9 apartment, with heat and water provided, during the tough times of the Great Depression? They had a little closet for a toilet (only) and the little boy did all kinds of odd

    September 13, 2013 1 Photo

  • Buell home.jpg The Buells Settle Lyons

    Elijah Buell died in 1889 as one of the wealthiest men in Iowa.

    September 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • 1876+Celebration.jpg Modoc Women

    You’ve heard this line before, but reports of Carrie Helfert Oake’s demise really have been greatly exaggerated -- by me!

    September 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • Queen+of+Boat+Livery.jpg 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?

    September 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • Pinky+7(3).jpg Polio and Pinky McDonnell

    It was the year 1949. The entire City of Clinton, like many communities, was periodically going through the terror of “polio” or poliomyelitis, or Infantile Paralysis as it was also called.

    September 11, 2013 1 Photo

  • Koons+Mansion.jpg The Koons’ Mansion

    In 1856, William Koons came to Clinton and helped build the first railroad bridge for the Northwestern to Little Rock Island -- where a small village existed for ten years, until a permanent span could be constructed across the river.

    September 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • slides5-R1-E049.jpg Muffy’s Main Avenue

    Four Square Park in Lyons was always the hub of wonderful entertainment -- at its band shell and, of course, in the Parkside Movie Theater, which showed all the latest movies at very reasonable prices!

    September 10, 2013 1 Photo