These aerial photos taken March 4, 1968 show Jewell and the surrounding rural area.

The black marks appearing at the outside edges of these photos probably relate to the clamps
which held the negatives during the development process.

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These images show US Highway 69 and west.

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The farmstead partly seen at the bottom center of the above image is the former Gronbech Farm.
Mr.  H. K. Gronbech was the farmer who sold portions of his land for the building of the Jewell Scouthouse
and the Jewell Municipal Pool.   Learn more about the purchase of much of the Gronbech farm.

The former Gronbech farmstead (now in the Jewell corporate limits) is seen in this next aerial view from the 1960s.



The next two images show US Highway 69 and east.

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  There is a significant overlapping area in these two images.
The reservoir (also knon as the res) which held water once needed by steam locomotives is seen above (just north of the tracks).
The bright white curved line shows the location of the Cairo Lake (Mud Lake) dredge ditch.

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Three of these aerial photos show the Jewell Chicago & Northwestern Depot.