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Warren County Iowa Historical Society
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Linda Beatty has published the March Newsletter: Select from the following list to view or download the most recent newsletter or archived newsletter.
March 2013
October 2012;
August 2012; May 2012; March 2012
October 2011; September 2011; August 2011
May 2011; April 2011; March 2011
November 2010; September 2010; August 2010
May 2010; March 2010; February 2010
October 2009; May 2009; March 2009
This is a late 1800s photo of the Indianola Hose and Ladder Company.  The man holding the horses' reins is called the teamster, the man in the white shirt is the chief and the little dog helped guide the horses.  Can you identify any of these volunteer fire fighters?  If you can, contact the WCHS at with their names.

George Mahr and Willard McCoy formed a dairy partnership on January 1, 1922.  This partnership lasted one year, when the Mahrs went on their own.  Sons Phillip and Marvin delivered milk before school with a horse and spring wagon and later with a Model T Ford. In 1928 a purebred Guernsey bull and three Guernsey cows were purchased.  This was the beginning of the Wynola Guernsey Farm located southwest of Pickard Park.  For over 30 years Mahrs delivered bottled milk in Indianola and to Simpson College.  The Warren County Historical Society has a permanent Mahr Dairy exhibit.


100 Years Ago (1911)
You can buy coal to warm yourself  from the Green Bay Lumber Co., Chas. F. Enos manager.                                 

The new iron bridge over Middle River is now finished.  It awaits the new approaches.
W.H. Berry announced he would  be a candidate for Governor.  He               
served as Senator from Clarke and Warren counties.  He is an honest             
and capable man who should  have been appointed to the  Supreme Court.

50 Years Ago (1961)
Fred Hutchcroft Jr. wins Iowa Soybean Yield Contest with a yield of 50.91 bushels per acre.
Simpson Coach Les Deaton has a fine men's basketball team. It is led by Pete Hadley and Bob Tidgren.

Bids are being taken for the construction of a new post office for Carlisle.
30 Years Ago(1981)
Warren County String Ticklers played on the courthouse stepsBand members are: Dave Bunch,
Mike Weeks, Terry Feldott, and Bob Nible.

The Warren County Historical Society has a collection of 4"X5" photo negatives.  We are looking for a scanner to scan them in to our Computers.  Do you have one to loan or would be willing to scan them in for us?

Warren County Historical Society hours:  Thurs. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  and                     Sat. 9:00 am to  noon.
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