It’s time for another “Throwback Thursday”, a weekly column that takes a look back in time at some of the well-known people and places of Ottumwa. ((Break)) The goal of this pictorial column is to allow readers to take a walk down memory lane. Photos used will show people, places, and events from Ottumwa’s past. Readers are also invited to get involved. Please feel free to share any relevant pictures with us and you just might see it published online. Contact us through any of our social media outlets or email, just make sure to tag the pictures with #throwbackthursday or #tbt.
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Female students at Ottumwa High School try their hand at an electric washing machine in 1949.
Students at OHS raise the American flag outside of the school to get the day started in 1946.
The front steps of OHS were full in 1943 when students and staff were called outside for a fire drill.
OHS Maintenance Department in 1931.
Seen here in the photograph is the Market Street Bridge in 1922. The picture was taken from the south side of the bridge in Riverside Park. In the foreground is the canon that was taken from Admiral Ceveras’ flagship in the Spanish American War. The canon may now be found in the entrance of Greater Ottumwa Park as part of the war memorial located there.