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Postville Picnic in California
1915 attendees

Postville Picnic In California

Iowa is the one state in the union that contributes more to California's greatness than any other, and we do not believe any community of its size in Iowa has contributed more generously to the population of the state that made the Golden Gate famous than has Postville. Folks from this good old town are so numerous around the Los Angeles and Pasadena localities that they hold a Postville picnic annually at Long Beach, have a splendid time and the event is of sufficient importance to call for a write up in the daily press.

The picnic this year was held on Tuesday of last week, March 23rd, in the pavilion at Long Beach pier and nearly a half-hundred were present to enjoy a delightful social season and a big picnic dinner, and in speaking of the latter Hall Roberts says "the feed was equal to a Congregational donation in Postville."

From lists sent home by Hall Roberts and Mrs. Hugh Shepherd we glean the following names of those present:

Prof. J. F. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hart
Misses Pearl and Ruth Hart
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Cornell
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Hawkins
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Skelton
Mr. and Mrs. James Parker
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Courson
Mr. and Mrs. Will Shroyer
Mr. and Mrs. John Finney
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Taylor
Wm. Warner and daughter
Mrs. W. C. McNeil
A. C. Ripley and daughter
Mrs. Velma Shepherd
Mrs. Hugh Shepherd
Emma Showen and sister
Mrs. F. L. Williams
Miss Amy Williams
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Baily
Mrs. O. J. Blessin and daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Hall Roberts
Mrs. Grace Powers-Srack and husband
Mrs. Ruth Roberts-Templeton and husband

~Postville Review, April 2, 1915
~transcribed by Reid R. Johnson

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