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A photograph of Bayliss Park in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Pumping equipment in Bayliss Park

The heat is nothing to lose your head over but this old gent in Bayliss Park appears to have done just that. Actually he was dropping his head on his chest while sitting in the shade. Recent highs of 107 and 110 are even too hot for a hat.

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Photograph of Lee (Ticner) Bartel, Bob Henderson and Lucille Foote. Bayliss Park.

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Postcard. New fountain in Bayliss Square, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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Photograph of the Bayliss Park Fountain in Council Bluffs (Iowa) - Council Bluffs Public Library and City Hall in the background.

Progress Continues...on the new Bayliss Square Fountain as workmen finish plumbing and electrical work and being assembling portions of the fountain. The wood frame structure encloses the two basic fountain where concrete has been poured.

Bluffs Arts Council officials unveiled this color drawing Tuesday of the proposed performing arts pavilion members hope to build on the north side of Bayliss Park in downtown Council Bluffs. The three=phase building project would cost an estimated…

With winter just around the corner, Parks and Recreation employes [sic] re draining the Bayliss Park fountain of water and removing the 110 color lights and other equipment for the winter season.
Ralph Ulmer, foreground, mans the pump while Bob…

Taking a cool break on a warm day are two youths at the Bayliss Park fountain. As hot weather approaches, the two will probably not be the last who try to wade in the cool waters even though it's against city codes.

Electricians and Parks Department employes [sic] were replacing the colored floodlights in the Bayliss fountain Friday in preparation to turning on the water later in the day. George Stidham, electrician, straightens out the wires as Jim DiBlasi…

A grimacing lion seems to dislike the wet home he received Tuesday as Jim Kenyon of Omaha, an employe [sic] of R & R Construction, positions the sculpture on the rim of the Bayliss Fountain. Eight lions will "guard" the fountain day and night and…

Following The Design And tune up values[sic] on the new fountain in Bayliss Park are Jay Tissot, project engineer from Kim Lighting of California, and Ted Morse, structural designer and project coordinator.

Lamps and nozels [sic] nearly fill the main pool of the new fountain in Bayliss park that is now nearing completion and will be turned on in about a week. Contractor Ed Larsen looks over the maze of equipment that will create a screen of flowing…

A construction crane carefully hoists a 10-ton manhole into a hole at the east end of Bayliss Park. The manhole is for use of Iowa Power and Light Co., which will run power lines to the new fountain in the park.

"Old Rusty"...gets a checkover Thursday from Park Board Commissioner Everett Shockey. The fountain is scheduled to be removed from Bayliss Park.

Bayliss Park Fountain...will send a frothy film of water 40 feet into the air, then decorate it with lesser jet streams and bubblers. This is an artist's concept of how the project will look when plaza, planters and walks are completed. Park Board…

Crusty Foundation...of Bayliss Park Fountain shows the scars of its 78 years and the fountain bowl now is too feeble to hold water. Officials say something will be done with the fountain soon.

In Its Heyday...the fountain in Bayliss Square was a popular meeting place for Council Bluffs residents, young and old alike. This photo is from an old postcard.

Architect's Sketch...shows the ground plan for Bayliss Square's proposed new fountain. The sketch looks north across the square. Sculpture location is on the left side of the pool. Circular areas in the lower part of the stone paved meeting court…
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