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  • Collection: Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil Archives

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Readers who squint--and squint hard--and imagine themselves atop a railroad trestle looking over the yards, can almost believe that these old ties are long, shiny-white passenger trains coming from the passenger station. The damages rails, unlike…

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This pagoda-like structure casts a dark reflection in a nearby puddle, perhaps because its useful days are gone. There was a time, when the coal chute's concrete legs weren't chipped and surrounded by a crop of weeks, that this was the center of…

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This Illinois Central Coal chute may well have been one of the first high-rise structures in Council Bluffs. Its use discontinued about 1954, a railroad employe[sic] said. The tall building was used to feed coal to hungry steam engines, and a few…

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Now that fall has officialyl arrived, this small twig with three leaves attached managed to find itself resting in the protective circle of an old marine cannon. The cannon is one of four that surround the Col. William H. Kinsman monument in…

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Council Bluffs area leaves, like this group of maple and others criss-crossed by vines in a shady dale, will soon be drifting earthward as autumn arrives. Many leaves will still be on trees, however, when fall is here officially--at 6:26 p.m.,…

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When pumpkins grow on apple trees, it's time to take a second look. Mike McDuffie, 11, son of Mr. aand Mrs. James McDuffie, 21 S. 9th St., admires his 15-pound pumpkin that is thriving in an apple tree--about 20 feet above the ground. Mike got the…

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Engineer F.L. Morris...returns to his train after emptying his fire extinguisher on burning trestle.

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The May sun was hot, the temperature almost 90 when one-year-old Martin McMurray hit the beach at Lake Manawa. Mustering up his courage for a quick dip he promptly lost his dinner. Nobody seemed to mind, he thought, so with the help of his mom,…

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Black Line Traces...approximate relocation route of Highway 6 over Canning Hill. Present Highways 6 and 64 meet at the intersection of Pierce and Canning streets. At the right of the proposed route, from top to bottom are: Wilcox greenhouse,…

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photo of damage to house of Mr. and Mrs. David Carter of 1411 Second Ave. after a Cottonwood tree is uprooted. Officer stands in driveway. (Photo not used in the newspaper story of 7-10-1970. Photographer is likely Jack Kennedy.)

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High Winds,,,Sunday night uprooted this large Cottonwood tree, causing it to fall on the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Carter, 1411 Second Ave. All that remained of the front porch Monday was the screen door and frame. Carter had hooked the screen…

Best Photos 1962-1966

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Through the changes in the season, through many generations, the boy and girl on the old iron fountain have kept watch over Bayliss Park. This unusual photo by Larry Sollazzo of The Nonpareil captures the pair in the fountain shower during a sliver…

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Council Bluffs citizens were alerted Friday to be on the lookout for "Schnapps," a 10-foot tall St. Bernard which was last seen trotting down Pearl Street with a small foreign car instead of a wine keg dangling from her neck. The dog nearly ran over…

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Weathered and eroded by the timeless waters of the Missouri River, these old boat pilings south of the Union Pacific railroad bridge, patiently stand guard on the muddy beach waiting the onslaught of the spring thaw. Only the occasional clunk of ice…

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Heavy frost and winter haze couple with light snowfall made even the city's parking lots look like the work of an artist. This picture was taken at Eighth Street and Indian Creek Wednesday morning.

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Airplane wreckage. Photo apparently not used in the Nonpareil, but associated with photo and article from November 6, 1968, "Bluffs Couple Die In Airplane Crash". Notation on back: "Plane Crash 11-6-65" Couple killed were Ross A. Walker and Alta…

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The Crash...in a cornfield ripped the front end of the single-engined aircraft to shreds.

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Working Like A Dog...is Schnapps, a St. Bernard who provides power for the V-plow guided by his master, Glen A. Gohlinghost of 232 Jordan St. They are cleaning snow from the sidewalk near their home.