|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.
City of Ely
Genealogical Society of Linn County, Iowa
Linn County, Iowa GenWeb
US GenNet, Linn County, Iowa
State Historical Society of Iowa
Nation Czech and Slovak Museum & Library, Cedar Rapids
- Unidentified School Children
- A History of College Community Schools (.pdf download)