ACHS meeting to showcase 1940 Iola video

Local News

May 3, 2019 - 5:41 PM

The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad pulls into Iola, circa 1940. COURTESY OF ACHS

Life in Iola of 80 years ago will be featured at Tuesday’s spring meeting of the Allen County Historical Society.

The meeting’s centerpiece is an 18-minute video, a 1940 colorized 16-millimeter film that  recently has been converted to a digital format.

The video shows several scenes of yesteryear, from the arrival of a Santa Fe train, the Iola High School marching band accentuated with dazzling baton twirlers, images of the Lehigh Cement plant and several shots of local schoolchildren.

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