Take a look at what went into planning the September event and why officials at GOPIP thought it was time to bring them back. Each feature is also bolstered by an array of photos from the Courier archives, most of which were recently digitized from the fi lm vault. Ottumwa’s history will literally be on display as you fl ip through these pages, and we hope you enjoy taking a look back. Еще
Ottumwa is full of history. That is evidenced by the many historic districts as well as buildings on the
National Register of Historic Places.
Many of those locations loom large in the memories of Ottumwans, and in this year’s We Are Ottumwa
we delve into the history of both the former St. Joseph Hospital and the downtown theaters. One has moved past its life, being torn down in dramatic fashion, and the other is quietly undergoing renovations for a possible future. Еще