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Vintage Martelle Consolidated School - Martelle, Iowa

Used to be a part of the Anamosa Community School District.

The consolidated school began in 1914 with a couple of horse-drawn buses, Dick says. After that building burned from a boiler explosion, students met in a couple of large houses and the opera house/dance hall until the present school was completed in 1926.

While the three-story brick building still stands (it’s now owned and used by Darrow Construction), the town has changed a lot in 50 years. As kids, these four grads remember four grocery stores, three restaurants, a tavern, lumberyard and barbershop which are no longer here.

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  • Uploaded on April 9, 2013
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