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  • Tags: Historic Buildings CB

Showing The Signs . . . of its sandblasting in the late 1970s, Harrison County Courthouse looks like new. The concrete and steel building is faced with Bedford limestone and topped with a 78-foot dome.

Concealing Its Age . . . is the Pottawattamie County Sub-Courthouse in Avoca. The brick building's construction predates the county's earliest records of it from 1885.

An Old Marshal's Book . . . from 1869 makes interesting reading for Tim Mathisen, 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don Mathisen of Crescent. Tim helped move 300 such books while his father and other men hefted many more to save the history of Pottawattamie…

The Old And The New . . . is displayed by Myron Allerton, past president of the Historical Society of Pottawattamie County. The original DeSmet plaque was dedicated in 1934 but was lost during the 1940s. Suddenly last week, the old plaque reappeared…

Contest Chairman Steve Purington . . . presents a metal detector to Tim Peterson, 13, who designed the winning historical emblem for the Historical Society of Pottawattamie County.

Earl Williams . . . director of Walnut Hill Cemetery, looks at one of two boulders in the cemetery for safekeeping. They are historical monuments looking for a home.

Hunting History . . . David Hall and Robert Kennedy check notes on the Sylvester home with Mrs. John Crookham.
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