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  • Collection: Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil Archives

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Mrs. Amelia Bloomer..."I had no idea of setting a style, no thought that my act would create excitement throughout the civilized world and give to the costume my name and the credit due to Mrs. Miller."
[photo of drawing of Amelia Bloomer wearing…

Blizzard of 1975

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A Large Sign...at Blanchard indicates the town's attitude toward Highway 208.

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The View...looking north. The road can be seen at left.

Bicentennial '75-'76
Olde-Time Country Music Contest & Pioneer Exposition Sept 3, 4, 5, 1976 in Westfair file (3)

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Taking Rubbings...of a headstone in the Malvern Cemetery are Lois Woodfield and Betty Wilson, members of the Hastings Federated Women's Club. The club indexed as many graves as they could throughout Mills County. There were some they could not find…

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The County's First Flag...was presented Monday to the Board of Supervisors by Bicentennial Commission Director Dorothy Buckingham and Art Rogers, vice president of the Historical Society of Pottawattamie County.

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What's A Parade...without clowns. Here's a wagon load of Junior Clowns from the Moose Club. They are (front row) Nancy and Candy Black, Jody Thrain and Lloyd Schneckloth, and (behind) Todd Evans, Dennis Rockwell and Michelle Black.

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You've Come...a long way baby is the Fourth of July slogan of the Pottawattamie Legal Secretaries' float. While one typed on an electric machine, the other float rider used an antique typewriter.

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Zeta Chi Sorority...uses lots of red, white and blue for its float and costumes. The club, like many other organizations, spent many hours to make the parade a success. Behind the 'heritage" float rides a new Urban Renewal office building on…

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A Little Pioneer...is one of the many floats at the Council Bluffs Bicentennial Parade, which included 108 entries. Some floats were little, like this one, while others required a flat-bed truck.

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Police Said...about 12,000 people lined Broadway and Pearl Street to watch the Saturday council Bluffs Bicentennial parade. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Band sets the pace for the 108 entries in the long, winding parade. This picture gives a view…

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Displaying Antique Autos...for the Dodge House ice cream social will be Roger Olsen, Phil Jensen, Larry Blecha and Dennis Diller, all of Council Bluffs. They are members of the Meadowlark Model A Club which has members in Omaha and Council Bluffs.…

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Rehearsing Music...at the Dodge House is the Rotary Club Barbershop Quartet which will sing at the Bicentennial ice cream social at the house. Members are Sam Brown, Delman Campbell, Harold Clizbe and Fred Glassburner. Mrs. Fred Schlott will also…

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Dorothy Buckingham, coordinator of Bicentennial activities for Council Bluffs, drives around in this red, white, and blue "Bug" to attend official functions. The car was painted and donated for her use by Sayers Volkswagen. [photo is a cut-out…

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The Mormon Trail...serves as the focus of the design drawn by Diane Husz of Carson-Macedonia School. The entry won third place.

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An Outline...of Iowa with a silhouetted farm scene won second place. It was entered by Bonnie Bingel of Woodrow Wilson Junior High School.

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A 'Peace Symbol"...containing elements of the county's history is the winning entry in the Pottawattamie County Bicentennial Flag contest. It was submitted by Kenny King of Bloomer School.