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The Johnson County Historical Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary! We are looking toward a very bright future of continuing our mission and we need your support. Become a member today and help us preserve our history!
A private, non-profit group committed to serving the public by furthering an appreciation of the historical and cultural heritage of the Johnson County community through education, preservation and interpretation.
JCHS greatly appreciates the donations and support of our community and members. While we always need donations for operational support, we also have a few specific items that staff need for our day to day work and special events. If you are interested in making an in-kind contribution of any of the items listed below, please use our Contact form or call us at 319-351-5738.
1870 Period Clothing
Pruning Shears and other landscaping tools
Snacks for upcoming exhibit openings and special events
Judy NyrenI'm guessing C.. Even though the automobile was in use by 1903, it would not have been common and by 1913 the roads were still unimproved. I have read many stories about people remembering the interurban, so I think it was built in 1913 and peaked in use in the 20-40's.
1 week ago
Johnson County Historical SocietyGreat guess, Judy Nyren! The answer is actually B. Construction was started in 1903, completed in 1904, with passenger service on the 27.5 mile line starting August 13, 1904. Construction cost over $1,000,000 and it was a success from the outset, serving 63 loading points including Coralville, Oakdale, North Liberty, Mid-River, Cou Falls, and Swisher.
Paved roads and better automobiles spelled doom for passenger service, causing the Crandic to end service in 1953.
Image of Coralville Station.