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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, August 10, 1921.) It is expected that at least 100 Italians will leave Des Moines for sunny Italy during the month of August. For several months the better class of Italians have been arranging their affairs, getting their money together and planning to return…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, August 3, 1921.) On September 9, two-hundred, twenty-two farms will be opened to homestead entry by soldiers of the World War on the North Platte Irrigation Project, WY. and one week later, September 16, fifty-seven farms will be thrown open under the Shoshone Project…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, July 27, 1921.) According to an Association Press dispatch, a farmer up near Dubuque declared DeDucks got all his money he received when he sold his corn recently and trying to explain to a local banker the necessity of a loan to tide him…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, July 20, 1921.) The Indians on the reservation in Tama County have developed wonderful divers. The Iowa River runs through the reservation and this stream affords opportunity for developing expert swimmers. These men are in demand when drownings occur. Natural instinct and intensive training…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, July 13, 1921.) During the month of June the Ford Motor Company, through it’s Detroit factories and twenty-two assembly plants through-out the country, reached the production of 108,962 Ford cars and trucks, setting up a new high record for one month. Despite the fact…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 29, 1921.) Deputy game warden Bob Akers was ordered off the premises of a farmer in Decatur County. The Grand River flows through the farm and as the farmer owns the land on both sides of the stream he laid claim to the…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 20, 1921.) Bernhard Coyne, reputed to be the tallest man in the world, died recently at his father’s rural home near Anthon, Woodbury County. He was 8 feet 8 inches tall and wore a #24 shoe. The local undertaker sent to a casket…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 15, 1921.) In Clarke County several head of cattle have died from hydrophobia. The heads of two dogs thought to be afflicted were sent to the Iowa State University of Iowa City and a chemical test left no doubt as to the presence…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 8, 1921.) At a meeting of the town council held on June 1, 1921, the undersigned was, by resolution of said council, directed to give this public notice that the water furnished Mount Ayr in its water system, is not fit for drinking…

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Looking Back with Lora Stull

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One Hundred Years Ago (From the Mount Ayr Record News, Thursday, June 1, 1921.) A message received by relatives this morning from the war department announces that the body of Clinton F. Lesan, who gave his life while serving in the American Army in France, had arrived and would likely reach Mount Ayr on Friday.…

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