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Links of Interest

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

Western College

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.