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  • Blue Rapids

    The purpose of the Blue Rapids Historical Society is to research, collect, preserve, and make available to the public all information, artifacts, art and memorabilia related to the history of the area.

March 2012 newsletter: click link below

March 2012 edition

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4 Responses

  1. Thank you very much for keeping me on your mailing list. I have visited and communicated with you good folks many times in the past re my Great grand parents, Daniel and Sarah Davis. I have printed the membership form and will be sending it to you this week. Now that my brother and I are both retired, we look forward to visiting again ASAP.

    Paul Davis-Brandon, Mississippi

    • Good to hear from you again———-looking forward to another visit with the “Davis” brothers———–you will see a big difference with the museum and what we are up to. Please give us a “heads up” when you are coming, as our calendars get pretty clogged. Happy Spring———-Nancy Nolte, BRHISSOC board member

  2. This is just wonderful. Please don’t be discouraged by only a few comments i bet lots of people are enjoying this….such good focused ideas such as the history of Blue Rapids Churches. Once i get through the rush of April I am hoping to come back and rustle up some family material about our family connections, namely McAtee, Baskett, Doctor Schumann and his wife Viola [of the doll collection] Blue Rapids had a wonderful town photographer….I could go on and on. I am very proud to have a Dad that hailed from Blue Rapids. thanks for all the photographic material. Heck, just a big all round Thank You.

  3. Are we family? I have information regarding my Aunt Viola and her doll collection. My Mom knows about the wonderful town photographer and had pictures of herself taken by Daisy; I think her name was Daisy (my mom is Pauline Baldwin daughter of Iris Baldwin Stryker; my mom married Bill Baskett).

    Daisy used to live in the house where Betty Knapp now resides. She and her husband bought the house after Russell Stryker (her dad and my step-grandpa) died. He and my Grandma Iris lived there for many years.

    My Mom is now 89 years old and knows a lot of the history by memory. If you care to contact me I can help you with some information regarding Daisy (the photographer) as well as Viola (of the doll collection).

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