Grinnell: Our Prairie Town
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Dedicated to the third grade students in Grinnell, this is a history of the town of Grinnell. The 59 pages are filled with photographs and art, accompanied by the history. Starting with the Meskwaki tribe of Iowa natives, the story moves through early settlers to the founders of Grinnell, to Grinnell's role in the Underground Railroad to now. Grinnell College and famous Grinnellians are profiled along with major historical events such as the tornado that destroyed the Grinnell College campus in 1882. The book wraps up with a glossary for young readers and a list of further reading on Iowa. The book was researched and written by the team of Lynn Cavanagh, Karen Groves, Alesia Lacina, Barb Lease and Mary Schuchmann.