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We've compiled a gallery of old photos from the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area from the 1940s to the 1960s
A view of West Fourth and Jefferson streets, Waterloo, circa 1942
The Blackhawk Motorcycle Club at the Washington Street shop, circa 1948. Included in the photograph are Bob Piper, Casey Jones, Phil Spinner and Mel Roth.
The Women's Social Improvement Club of Waterloo, October 26, 1950. Sitting from left, Mrs. Grace Potter, Birdie Williams, Minnie Londow, Louilla Benjamin, Dora Childers. Standing, Mrs. Lottie Berry, Cora Broyles, Adelaide Tanner, Ozella C. Nolan, Estella Bell, Elnora Benjamin, Ms. Johnson
Whittier School children playing their instruments in 1950.
The intersection of Commercial and West Fifth, circa 1953. A cigar store, appliance store, bars, sporting goods stores an dmore can be seen on this strip.
The snowy intersection of West Fourth and Commercial streets in Waterloo, circa 1955
An aerial view of downtown Waterloo, 1961
A Waterloo street car sharing East Fourth Street with other drivers, circa 1940
Boats docked on the Cedar River, circa 1949
A construction crew working on the Eleventh Street Bridge, Waterloo, circa 1953
Hershberger Service Station at 258 Falls Avenue and McKinley Street, circa 1960. From left, Flores Leyen, Peter Swartz, Dale Kirschman, Dave Hershberger, Rick Brock.
A packed lot at the Starlight Drive-In, circa 1950
Two employees of Standard Heating and Equipment Company shaping sheet metal, circal 1950
The cafeteria of Allen Hospital in Waterloo, circa 1969
Military officers speaking to a crowd at a bond rally, circa 1944.
A woman walking on the Fourth Street Bridge, Waterloo, July 3, 1953.
The first Ad-Loy Banquet held at Hotel Russell Lamson, Waterloo, March 1949. Front row, from left: Ada Tredwell, Ruth Holt, Lois Norman, Estella Haughton, Thelma Benjamin, Delores Lee. Back row: Madelean Green, Anietta Magee, Lavora Sheppard, Audrey Penn, Leona Sallis, Cora Bell Haughton, Frances Kincaid.
Kingsley School students measuring each other in 1950.
Black's Department Store fashion show, March 15, 1947.
Dave Mazur of the Waterloo Blackhawks making contact with another player, circa 1967.
People on strike at Black's Department Store, 1959.
Men rebuilding a railroad in Waterloo, circa 1950. Ralph Nicol can be seen bent over on the left.
A train coming into Waterloo for centennial celebrations, 1954.
A barber shop in Waterloo, 1954. The barber in the foreground is Lloyd Mundt, and the customer is Dr. Jerry Smith. Jesse Cosby can be seen shining shoes, and the barber near the window is Peter Galetta.
People on strike at Black's Department Store, 1959.
Garth Lovejoy on the left and Keith Lovejoy on the right, 1947. They were at the Kleen-Maid Bakery exhibit at the National Cattle Congress.
A young girl on strike outside Black’s Department Store, 1959.
A John Deere employee weighing pig iron, circa 1941.
Rath Packing Company worker on the sliced bacon line, 1941.
The staff of the Waterloo Evening Courier, circa 1947. Gene Thorne can be seen second from left in the back row; and Burton T. Burritt is on the far right.
Flooding at Soldiers and Sailors Park between Fourth and Fifth streets in Waterloo, circal 1955.
A police officer walking along the sandbags on Riverside Drive during a flood, 1961.
My Waterloo Days parade, June 2, 1989.
Waterloo's east side business district on Nov. 1, 1959.
A nighttime view of Waterloo, 1961
The Paramount Theater showing 'The Spirit of St. Louis,' circa 1957.
High flood waters at Riverside Drive and Conger Street, 1961
The first graduating class of the police training course at the Hawkeye Institute of Technology, 1968. At the front of the line is John Diaz, and he is receiving his certificate from Waterloo Police Chief Robert Wright.
Waterloo celebrating VJ Day, September 1945
Zoe Ann Olson of La Porte City doing a half-twist, circa 1946. She won Olympic silver and bronze medals in 1948 and 1952, respectively.
A couple walk by Burger Chef on College Hill, July 1969.
Waterloo after a heavy snowstorm in 1947.
Oelwein's business district after the tornado of 1968.
The National Guard helping out at Oelwein after the flood, 1965.
A man riding a bike through the Cedar Falls flood water in 1969.
The community of North Cedar placing sandbags to stop the floodwaters in 1969. The river rose five feet in 24 hours.
Jeff Smith making a call in Cedar River Park during the flood of 1969.
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