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Council Bluffs Changing Scene: Some 47 years ago, this is how Broadway looked from Sixth Street to the east. At the left is the Revere Hotel; at right is the L. C. Brackett bookstore. Note the sporty model roadster. This view appeared on a…

Today...on the fourth anniversary of the flood threat, it's a different story. Instead of a surplus of water, the lack of moisture is the topic for conversation, and business goes on at normal amid dust instead of mud.

Council Bluffs Changing Scene--Broadway west from Scott St. took on a drab look the first week of April 1952. The city threatened by Missouri River flooding, sandbags wallowed hog-like in the center of the business district. Nearly all business…
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