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Railroads played a key role in Winfield's growth in the late 1800s and into the 1900s, as they did across the nation. Read how they came and went in Winfield...
Orin K. "Bub" Kepper reminisces about the railroads of Winfield in days of long ago...
|Lucretia Alberta Mullin Kepper, widely known by her pen name "Faith Felgar," foremost household department writer of the day. 1865 - 1925|
|Winfield Scott Township Cemetery from 1864. There are 232 veterans: 59 Civil War; 70 WWI; 75 WWII; 13 Korea; 8 Viet Nam; and 7 peace time...|
|Winfield missionaries Vene and Nellie Gambell and their 13 month old daughter, Margaret, were returning to their artic mission when the "Jane Grey" hit an iceberg and they were lost at sea. Stain glass windows in Winfield's First Presbyterian Church were dedicated in their memory...|
|The Merillat Culvert Core Co., circa 1909, builders of concrete culvert and bridges. Three brothers each built a home in Winfield before moving on...|
|Mary Rodruck Wintermeyer tells of when her grandfather, J. A. "Al" Glass, owned The Winfield Tile Factory...|
|Marilyn Mathews Lambert shares girlhood memories of the Mathews Rexall Drug Store...|
|Thanks to William D. Klopfenstein and Orin K. "Bub" Kepper gravestones in the Hochreiter Cemetery were rediscovered and reset. The graveyard was then fenced and dedicated. Poem by Ruth Atkinson Werner...|
|Harry E. Stinson, world renown sculptor, was born in Wayland, Iowa at the home of his maternal grandfather, the town doctor. In a few days he was brought home to Winfield where he grew up, graduated from Winfield High School and went on to the University of Iowa and the world...|
|Chuck Hotle, author of the column "Thoughts of a Woodchopper" discusses local history in Winfield...|
|Bill Bryson, popular British author, revisited Winfield in June 2006. Born and raised in Des Moines, he reminisced summer stays at his beloved grandparents' home in Winfield...|
MARY'S ASHES - AMAZING Winfield Beacon article about the cremains of Mary Etta Park Denslow, by Sharon Jennings.
|Frances Rickey Asher, 103 years old, visits Winfield Historical Society & Museum and lunches at Pork's...|
|Ruth Slusher relates telephone experiences before and after dial...|
|Warren and Hope Cockayne, Grand Marshals, Crooked Creek Days 2006, more..|
|Herb and Verca Butler, proprietors of the Wel-Come Inn from 1947 to 1957...|
|A visit with 2007 Crooked Creek Grand Marshals, William and Mary Wintermeyer, at Fairview Farm...|