Visit our new ELY HISTORY BLOG. We will add to it as we have time. You may also wish to post history tidbits or questions there.
City of Ely
Economic Development Group of Ely (EDGE)
Ely Fire Department history
Ely American Legion - St. Quentin Post 555
First Presbyterian Church near Ely - history
St. John's Lutheran Church, Ely
St. Peter &Paul's Catholic Church - history
F.J Krob &Company - History of the company (large .pdf, allow time to load)
National Czech &Slovak Museum and Library Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Lisbon History Center, Lisbon, IA Also covers Franklin Township in Linn County
Genealogical Society of Linn County, Iowa
US GenNet, Linn County, Iowa
Iowa GenWeb, Linn County, Iowa
State Historical Society of Iowa
Drawing of Western College, founded in 1856; scanned from "A.T. Andreas Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Iowa", 1875. Although the college is gone, "Western" remains as an unincorporated town west of Ely.