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

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.

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.

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…

A Little 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.

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…

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.…

Rehearsing 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…

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

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

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.

[photo of a drawing used on one side of commemorative coins, depicting a steam locomotive and train, a paddle-wheel steamboat on the river, and the Golden Spike monument. "1776 Bicentennial 1976," 13 stars, and"Iowa" frame the outside of the circle,…

[Photo of commemorative pottery mug, made and fired by potter Tom Hamilton. "United States of America Bicentennial 1776 1976" and 3 stars are on the mug.

[photos of front and back of coins/medallions. One side depicts the Liberty Bell, with "Liberty Bell 1776-1976" and 13 stars for the original colonies. The reverse side depicts scenes of Council Bluffs--a steam locomotive and train, a paddle-wheel…

Getting Into The Mood...of the Bicentennial year are these members of the American Association of University Women. Ensembles reminiscent of bygone years will be worn at a Bicentennial dinner by Bonnie Gioiello, Vivian Lusch, Doris Miller, Kathy…

Steam Rollks...out of the stacks of the American Freedom Train as it went through Cuncil Bluffs railroad yards Monday on its way to Omaha. The train and its exhibits will be open for public viewing beginning Tuesday. The train required the help of…

Leonard Tripp...of Sioux Falls showed up in his antique conductor's hat. He's not part of the display. I'm just a railroad nut," the retired college professor said.

A Porcelain Replica...of the signing of the Declaration of Independence is located in a special coach for the Freedom Train staff and is not open to the public. In the fackground[sic] is a statue of a Navy "salt" and a poster of the Freedom Train…

On Board...the Freedom Train is Michelle Watson, who has Southwest Iowa relatives. She is public relations coordinator for the train and travels with it from city to city. She feels the "gypsy" in her blood makes the job enjoyable.

The Freedom Train...displays the various flags that have once flown over American soil. Although the 2,100-foot train has 25 cars plus a steam locomotive, only 10 of the cars have public exhibits., Display cars in the front must be viewed from the…
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