Ottumwa, Iowa (Images of America Series)
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Ottumwa, Iowa (Images of America Series)

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by Michael W. Lemberger, Wilson J. Warren
     
 

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Long one of Iowa's most important industrial cities, Ottumwa was established on the banks of the Des Moines River in 1843. The river was both a blessing, providing transportation as well as ice for early meatpacking plants, and a curse, inundating the city with periodic floods until it was tamed in the latter half of the 20th century. This collection of vintage

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Long one of Iowa's most important industrial cities, Ottumwa was established on the banks of the Des Moines River in 1843. The river was both a blessing, providing transportation as well as ice for early meatpacking plants, and a curse, inundating the city with periodic floods until it was tamed in the latter half of the 20th century. This collection of vintage photographs highlights the city's industries and laboring people, the river's role in the shaping of the community, and Ottumwa's unique place in history as the location of the Iowa Coal Palace and Industrial Exhibits of 1890 and 1891 and the Ottumwa Naval Air Station during the World War II era.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738541068
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/18/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,311,710
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Michael W. Lemberger, a longtime resident of Ottumwa, is an award-winning professional photographer and artist who for more than 50 years has collected historic photographs. Most of the images in this book come from his private collections. Wilson J. Warren, an Ottumwa native, is associate professor of history at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. A labor historian with a special interest in Iowa's industrial history, Warren is the author of a book focused on Ottumwa's meatpacking history and a forthcoming book on the history of meatpacking in the Midwest.

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Ottumwa, Iowa (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the historical information of Ottumwa, brings back many memories for my grandma and father. Ottumwa was a booming town. Great book and would highly recommed it if you like history...Outstanding pictures