Other Items of Interest

 
B-24 Liberator
B-24 Liberator

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Article Mar 16, 1944
Article Mar 16, 1944

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Article 1994
Article 1994

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B-24 Liberator
B-24 Liberator

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b24 liberator crashes south of walnut, 1944

Early Snow!

It was September 16, 1881.  A rare early snowstorm hit the town, and a young photographer by the name of Isaac McCoy Askren had recently come to town to set up a shop.  These three photographs were taken by him, standing at the intersection of Highland and Central Streets (now Antique City Drive).  As it turns out, this date still holds the record for the most snow to fall, the earliest of the year, for Western Iowa (4 to 6 inches).

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Sept 23, 1881 article in Walnut News

Sept 23, 1881 article in Walnut News

Sept 23, 1881 article in Walnut News

Sept 23, 1881 article in Walnut News

 
 
1880 view from bank looking NE.jpg

Aerial Shot!

A rare photograph has fallen into our hands recently.  This photo appears to be almost an aerial shot, but perhaps was taken from the east roof of the Exchange Bank building, looking Northeast.  We believe the house at the NW corner of Highland and Country streets still stands, owned by the Griffith family.  This photo is circa 1880, and note that there is not a tree to be found!