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ARTHUR, IOWA POSTCARDS 

Judy Bauer Collection
George Pek Collection
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Judy Bauer Collection 

Judy (Messer) Bauer is connected to the Odebolt area through her great-grandfathers Adam Messer, Henry Leget and Joseph Konradi.  She is also a descendant of the Moorehead family of Ida Grove through her mother.  Her ancestors sent many postcards back and forth, especially postcards from the early 1900's in Odebolt. 

Judy was raised in Ida Grove and is now a resident of Omaha., NE.  She and her husband made a special trip to Odebolt, bringing her postcard collection for me to scan for us all to view.  We thank her for sharing her collection with us.

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Arthur School

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Arthur Depot, postmark 1912

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G.M. Ellis Cars, Arthur, IA

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Arthur Gas Station
Says "Louise Haefner" on back

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Arthur Street Scene
postmark 1916


Sudenga Bros. Garage
Arthur postmark 1912

 

George Pek Collection

George Pek is a postcard collector from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  Although he has no connection to Arthur, he cared enough about history to run a search on the Internet and found this page.  He sent copies of the Arthur postcards in his collection to share with others.  George stated, "It is my pleasure to provide additional lost heritage of this area."  He also requested that we give scans of the photos to the Arthur Public Library, which we did. We thank George for his thoughtfulness and generosity! 

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4th Street, Arthur, Iowa
c 1914

 
School children at the Arthur School
c 1910-1915


Close-up of the children in the
photo to the left. See if you
recognize any of them!


Arthur Residencesc, 1910


Arthur Residences, c 1910


Back of postcard sent from Arthur, 1911, from "Emily" to R. Trimble, Edwin, Manitoba, Canada

 

 

Miscellaneous Postcards from other sources.

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A view near Arthur along the railroad tracks

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Arthur Baptist Church

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Arthur Hall

 

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Shotwell Elevator and cribs

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Downtown Arthur


Arthur Opera House

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Arthur Progressive Band


Downtown Arthur

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close-ups of photo to the left)
Close-up 1
Close-up 2
Close-up 3
Close-up 4

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A Greeting from Arthur


Arthur Centennial Coin,
front and back, 1881-1981


The Arthur Hotel about 1909

Read about the history of Arthur, Iowa from the
Ida County, Iowa GenWeb

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