After we left Yankton, we crossed over into Iowa and headed toward St. Joseph, Missouri but I had to take a 2-3 hour stop over in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the town were my dad and grandpa Joe and great-grandpa Charley called home. I took the time to photograph all the homes and school where my dad was born and grew up in. That was a special treat for me. I dropped Scott and the girls off at a Wal-Mart parking lot on the south end of town and then headed back to drive to each house in chronological order of where he lived. Since they all worked for the Union Pacific Railroad, they primarily resided near the railroad tracks since it was an easy walk to work. I realized today that I had one address wrong and when I looked at my paper, I realized that I missed one also. So, I have a couple Google Earth images here. The Doner family came to Council Bluffs in 1915 and stayed there for nearly 50 years.
|1926 - 2226 Ave D|
This is the house dad came home to from the hospital when he was born.
|1927 - 2229 6th Avenue|
|1928 - 409 South 17th Avenue|
|1929 - 1712 5th Avenue|
|1930-1932 - 2025 2nd Avenue|
|1933 - 3229 5th Avenue (two door down to Rue Elementary)|
|The House and Rue Elementary School|
|1934 - 1917 4th Avenue (Google Earth Photo)|
|1935 - 507 South 24th Street (Google Earth Photo)|
|1936 - 2229 7th Avenue|
|1937-1944 - 626 3rd Street|
Dad lived in this house when we graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School
|1945 - 701 3rd Street (Google Earth Photo)|
Dad was a student at University of Omaha but lived in Council Bluffs
|1945-1968 - 727 South 21st Street|
This is the last house Grandpa Joe lived in with his 2nd wife, Alice and he died here.
1946 - Dad also lived here before going to California.