Jewell Historical Society
Browse portions of our Collection

       The Jewell Historical Collection consists of materials (archives, artifacts, photographs, books, maps, newspapers, and audio-visuals) documenting the history of Jewell Junction and its vicinity.   You can gain an appreciation of the rich diversity in the collection by browsing our museum in Jewell, Iowa.   A representative sampling from the collection is arranged here under broad categories used for organizing archival material.  Click on highlighted terms to reveal images and descriptive text.   Many images may be enlarged to reveal further detail.

THE CITY OF JEWELL, IOWA

City Main Street Business District (photos)
Junction of two railroads  (two pages of photos and news articles showing railroad impact in Jewell)
Junction of two highways  (Wilson Highway 69 information)
Naming of the town of Jewell
Welcome to Jewell sign
Aerial Views of Jewell
CITY GOVERNMENT
Mayors of Jewell
Jewell Municipal Pool (news articles and photos)


BUSINESSES, INDUSTRIES, PROFESSIONS

Casey's General Store
Grocery Stores in Jewell
Hawkeye Mink Cooperative
Jewell General Hospital
Laughing Grasshopper Produce (news article and photos)
Robert's Cafe sells to Haslers in 1968 (News announcement )
Jewell Theatre Business (ISIS Theater, Lyric Theatre, and the Strand - photos news articles, and schedules)
ORGANIZATIONS
Cultural

Neighborhood

Religious
   Christian Church (established 1905)
   Congregational Church (established 1883)
   Good Shepherd Catholic Church (text, photos & decommissioned)
   Federated UCC (history, photos & 1979 cookbook)
   Bethesda Lutheran Church  (established in 1887 photos, history, cookbook)
   Methodist Church (established 1888)

Social

Youth
     Camp Fire Girls   (news articles)
     Jewell Boy Scouts of America and the Jewell Scout House (news articles and photos)
 

RESIDENTS
William Anderson - Jewell Mayor 1912-1916
Claude Campbell - was owner of The Jewell Record
Irving H. Knudson - several times State Representative
Warren Maxon - 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps
David T. Jewell - town founder
Howard Smith - Jewell Mayor 1903-1904
F. N. Taylor - Jewell postmaster from 1908
Lewis Westre - Farmer and stock-raiser living Northwest of Jewell
SCHOOLS
Jewell Public School (photos and yearbooks from 1921, 1924, and 1928 and Class Lists of Students)

South Hamilton School (the beginning moments of a community school - images, text & news articles)
                    Sports Teams, and Class Lists of Students)

Jewell Lutheran College (history, photos of buildings, news articles)

CELEBRATIONS AND EVENTS
Jewell Centennial (Centennial Commemorative Plate)
OLD SETTLEMENTS WHICH EXISTED BEFORE JEWELL JUNCTION WAS HERE
 


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