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Gilbert's Pon, top center, and the dredged pond in Lake View Park stand out like mirrors as they reflect the gray sky on an overcast day. In the foreground is the Illinois Central Railroad tracks. North Western tracks are in the background. The…

Today...Gilbert's pond is still a favored recreation spot, but only for fishermen. Like the two men at left, who soak up some sunshine while waiting for a fish to bite. note how the bluffs have changed. They have been cut away to furnish earth…

Council Bluffs Changing Scene: Back in the 1920's, Gilbert's pond at Big Lake was used as a municipal swimming pool. This was one of the city's most popular play areas. Note the high bluffs, east of the North Eighth Street road, in the background. …
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