Local History Finds at the Panora Library

Guthrie Center Library

I plan to visit all of the local libraries in Guthrie County, scout out their local history sections, and report back my findings.  Recently, I had and hour and half to spare so I hit the Panora library.  Armed with a spiral notebook and a pen, I jotted down a list of everything I found.  Forgive me if my list is not comprehensive – I’m not a librarian and I have a horrible attention span, and even worse handwriting………

School Annuals & Alumni Info

  • Guthrie County High School Yearbook – Class of 1918
  • Panora-Linden and Panorama High School Yearbooks: 1981 – Current
  • 1990 Alumni Register of Guthrie County High, Panora, Panora-Linden, Panorama High Schools 1876-1990
  • 1997 Alumni Register of Guthrie County High (1876-1930), Linden (1897-1963) Panora (1931-1963), Panora-Linden (1963-1988), Panorama High Schools (1889-1997)
  • 2007 Alumni Register of Guthrie County High (1876-1930), Linden (1897-1963) Panora (1931-1963), Panora-Linden (1963-1988), Panorama High Schools (1889-2007)

Publications

  • History of Guthrie County High School – L.A. Logan
  • History of Guthrie & Adair Counties – 1884
  • Guthrie County Centennial – 1851 – 1951
  • Guthrie County Centennial Supplement – 1953
  • Guthrie County: An Illustrious Past and Great Future – 1976
  • Heritage of Guthrie County – Carl Foster
  • Pictorial Atlas of Guthrie County – 2004 (lots of family history and pics in this)
  • Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa – 1875
  • Reflections Along the White Pole Road
  • Bagley, Iowa (1882- 1982)
  • City of Casey 125 Years (1869-1994)
  • Hidden Treasures of Bayard
  • The History of Stuart Iowa (1870 – 1970)
  • Stuart Area – 125th Anniversary
  • A Glance Into The Past – Guthrie Center
  • Yale, Iowa  (1882-1982)
  • Quarter Mile Link – History & Reflections of Shady Oaks & Rock Valley Comminities – Mary C. Gift
  • A Glimpse Into the Past – History & Reflections of Sylvester E. Hanyan and Panora, Iowa – Mary C. Gift
  • Guide to Rescuing Pioneer Gravestones – GFWC Women For Panora’s Future
  • Panora Garden Club has several picture albums
  • Lawyers of a Century 1851 – 1951 – Carl Foster
  • Roster of Iowa Soldiers
  • Turn of the Century Museum (Report and Plans for the Guthrie County Historical Museum)

Family Genealogies

  • George Harrison Allison
  • Crawley Family (Charles Thomas, William Henry, John Steven, and George Washington Crawley)
  • Abraham Coleman & Neighbors
  • The Moore Family

Guthrie Genealogical Society Resources

  • Listing of Original Wills and Probates
  • Index to 1885 IA Census
  • Index to 1860 Federal Census
  • Master Index to Guthrie County Cemetery Publications
  • Early Marriages – 03/30/1852 – 12/31/1899
  • Early Marriages – 01/01/1900 – 12/31/1915
  • Death Records – 04/29/1880 – 12/31/1915
  • Death Records – 01-01/1916 – 12/31/1920
  • Guthrie County Birth Records – 1880-1894
  • Guthrie County Birth Records – 1894-1897
  • Iowa Genealogical Society Surname Index

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