Sunday, September 30, 2007

Monthly Meeting - September 18, 2007

The regular monthly meeting of the Cambridge Historical Association was held Tuesday, September 18th. Topics discussed included:
  • Newsletters were mailed to all members last month. Please let us know if yours was not received.
  • Class pictures have been scanned and returned to the Cambridge Library. These large composite pictures of the Cambridge School graduation classes will be part of an upcoming book on the Union township schools. Any information on the Union township country schools and any pictures of the "Nip and Tuck" and Douglas schools would be appreciated.
  • A Digital camera was purchased for use by the group.
  • Stagecoach stop in Cambridge? Someone was researching a report that the green Player's house was once a stagecoach stop. Does anyone know about this?
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October, 16.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Famous Iowans Series

The Des Moines Register has an ongoing series about Famous Iowans. While many are historical figures, the emphasis is on their Iowa connection. Thus, the Ronald Reagan entry discusses his Iowa career as a broadcaster. The people are sorted both alphabetically and by professions. The professions include Law, Politics, & Government, which includes Herbert Hoover and Black Hawk. The Other category includes Kate Shelly (heroine) and Billy Sunday (evangelist).

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Historic Cambridge Area Barn Tour

Several members of the CHA attended the August 9th barn tour at the old Kermit Freeland place. This barn was built in 1875 on the Ole Apland place southwest of Cambridge. It is one of the oldest structures standing in Story County. Both the Tri-County Times and the Mid-Iowa News have articles and pictures of the event.