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Down Memory Lane
Aubrey LaFoy

Memory Lane

Posted Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at 11:38 AM
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  • 60 years ago I graduated from Iowa State Teachers College (Now University of Northern Iowa) at Cedar Falls, Iowa. We stopped to look the campus over on our way back from St. Louis but due to some construction of new roads could not really get to see the campus. When we were there in 1946 to 1949 the enrollment was 3,000 and today probably 15,000. It has grown but we did see several buildings that were there when we were students.

    Over the weekend my wife, Connie, and I drove to St. Louis to wtach our grandson, Nick LaFoy, graduate from HS. There were 500 in his graduating class and Nick did receive some high honors. We stayed with our son, Carl LaFoy, in an apartment conplex (300) directly across grom the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. It is a huge granite walls and two massive towers. We visited it and the interior ceilings are mosaics with over 41,500,000 pieces of tesserae in more thn 8,000 shades of color. I was impressed with the amount of labor it must have taken to construct.

    Driving to St. Louis from the lakes area is an undertaking. We drove to Fort Dodge to Hiway 20 and then had 4 lane roads clear to St. Louis but it still took about 10 hours.

    We are happy to return to the Iowa Great Lakes and home.

    I have been working with Pam Jordon to try and define and tell about the many wonderful photos that will and are on the walls in the new Dickinson County Court House. One photo I did some research and it was the Milford American Legion baseball team of about 1927 or 1928. Jerry Clark of Clark Museum helped indentify some of the players. I believe my father, Ray LaFoy, was either a coach or was Commander of the Americna Legion at that time. If you have photos of family in your possession please write on the back who and where they are.

    -- Posted by alafoy on Tue, Jun 9, 2009, at 7:54 PM
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