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by Enfys McMurry


Centerville:: A Mid-American Saga. Enfys McMurry is a Welsh wome I really liked this book as I have been going to Centerville for more than 30 years now and had heard about it long before I first went there

Centerville:: A Mid-American Saga. Enfys McMurry is a Welsh wome I really liked this book as I have been going to Centerville for more than 30 years now and had heard about it long before I first went there. My grandfather was pastor of the Swedish Lutheran church in the town in the late 1940s and my father-in-law was the president of one of the banks in town until he retired. The book gives a 100-year history of the town and ties it what was happening in Centerville, Iowa from 1846 through 1946 to national events and happenings.

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Find sources: "Centerville, Iowa" – news · newspapers · books · scholar . McMurry, Enfys (January 15, 2013). Centerville: A Mid-American Saga.

Find sources: "Centerville, Iowa" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (July 2018) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Pancake Day. Pancake Day in Centerville Iowa draws thousands of visitors annually for free pancakes. The first African-American graduate was Joseph Edwin Herriford, a graduate from the Class of 1885. Centerville is the home of the Centerville Campus of Indian Hills Community College, a two-year community college, that was established in 1930 as Centerville Junior College, later known as Centerville Community College.

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Centerville : A Mid-American Saga. Book Format: Choose an option. In this definitive history, Enfys McMurry captures both the particular feelings of Centerville's citizens and how they reflected and participated in the larger American story.

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From the moment that the surveyor set down his tools in 1846 to the instant that the Flying Farmers crossed the sky at the centennial celebration, the history of Centerville, Iowa, has gifted us with a unique insight into the mid-American experience. Though the population never exceeded 8,600, immigrants from more than forty different countries created a community that was both melting pot and crucible--just like the nation at large. The town forged an identity through the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, race relations, education debates and World Wars I and II while its people survived the dark history of Prohibition, crime, the Ku Klux Klan, the Mafia and the Depression. In this definitive history, Enfys McMurry captures both the particular feelings of Centerville's citizens and how they reflected and participated in the larger American story.
Blackseeker
The enticing cover of Centerville by Enfys McMurry shows the grand new courthouse of 1904 and the rather less dignified arrival in the town square of a cartload of buffaloes in a circus parade, and indeed the book covers the range of subjects that it promises. This amazingly well-researched book (209 pages of notes and sources at the back)depicts a Midwestern community that emerges as a microcosm of America as a whole.

McMurry is an fluent storyteller, a perceptive researcher, and an excellent writer. Her splendid history of one small town is clear, perceptive, detailed, knowledgeable, and satisfying. It's a saga that takes the reader from the measuring chain of the surveyor, through the underground railroad, the rise and fall of coal mining, the effect of World War 11, the great flu epidemi, the arrival of the KKK, jazz, prohibition, organized crime,the Charleston,the changing role of women, grasshoppers,the Battle of the Bulge, home letters from soldiers, and a thousand other fascinating details and their implications.

This is an exceptional book of local history.
Gela
We lived in Centerville for nearly 15 years and were always interested in the local history but we were amazed at all the information packed into this book. This is a great book about Southern Iowa History and covers many facets of the struggles of the town and its people to survive in good times and bad. Keep it on your coffee table.
Kelezel
My husband and I both love the very thorough and carefully researched historic masterpiece. We have not yet read every word, but we can say already that the history of this tiny town in Iowa, as revealed in this ambitious work, is remarkable, fascinating, significant to the spirit and the special heritage of this melting pot of America. It speaks volumes about where we came from and where our "immigration" reform policy can learn lessons from history.
Fesho
While I gew up in Centerville, there's much here that applies to small towns through out the Midwest. For example, The town square with the courthouse in the middle. Only in Centerville, it was two blocks on a side instead if one. Another: if Centerville had a Ku Klux Klan chapter in the '20s, I bet most counties did too, if not then, earlier. Short chapters, very readable. History buffs will love it.
Steelrunner
Enfys McMurry's readable style makes this detailed history of Centerville read like a fast-paced novel. My only regret was that she did not include the years after World War II. Perhaps she will write a sequel.
Iphonedivorced
Having been born in Centerville and having many family members from here, I was pleasantly surprised to find this book and ordered it immediately. The information is interesting and informative and I even found a few relatives names mentioned in the book. Great photos included, but wished there were more.
Androlhala
Centerville A Mid-American Saga is an excellent compilation of historical facts written by one of my college instructors. She is knowledgeable in everything and did my home town justice in this book.
I purchased many copies of this historical book because my grandparents moved from northern Italy to Numa, Iowa with Centerville being the largest city in the area. My mother is mentioned as being the WAC who typed the surrender in WWII.
Centerville:: A Mid-American Saga ebook
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Enfys McMurry
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