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. 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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Students walking out of Ottumwa High School at 3 o’clock in 1946.
Lester Jay Funeral Home in 1931. The funeral home still stands at 220 North Court but after various name changes is now Sinnott Funeral Home.
The Capri V Theater was once located in downtown Ottumwa. Here it is pictured in 1997.
Before the days of cell phones, this OHS students stops to make a call in the hallway in 1969.
A teenager shopping for VHS tapes is not something commonly seen today. This young lady is making her selections in a local Ottumwa video store in 1997.