Sunday, March 9, 2008

Monthly Meeting - February 19, 2008

The regular monthly meeting of the Cambridge Historical Association was held Tuesday, February 19, 2008. Topics discussed included:
  • Purchase of a microfilm reader-printer for the Cambridge Memorial Library is underway. We are also purchasing a computer to use the microfilm reader-printer with.
  • Pictures and clothing from Ruth Boast and family were received from Dennis Wendell of the Ames Historical Society. These are being assembled into a book describing the Peterson family and their migration from Sweden to Story County. Among the descendants were the H. J. Hanson family in Ames and the Charles Wm. Wills family family, a Cambridge harness maker.
  • Indexing of the artifacts and history books is underway.
  • The next book, describing Schools in Union Township, is being prepared. Pictures related to this would be much appreciated for the book and/or for the Jubilee Days display. Jubilee Days is the weekend of June 13th.
  • Reference requests included questions about the Cambridge High School colors and team name (blue and white, Cobras) and the Adams family of Cambridge. You are welcome to write, call, stop by, or email ( us with your questions.
  • Pictures were received from Helen Heslop of the December 18, 1999, burning of the old lumberyard, of the business district (1999) on Water Street, and of the old Cambridge water tower (the one recently taken out of service).
The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, March 18, 2008.

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