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History of Brayton, Iowa 1878-1978

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ProclamationMayor G. M. Christensen1
A Word About Our Centennial Motif 2
Map of Brayton & Oakfield, Exira Twp. 3
Home Town [Poem]Lois Cannon Stene
  (Daughter of Daisy Cannon)
An Avid Historian of the County [Daisy Cannon Bio] 5
Brayton Highlights [Town History] 6-9
New Brayton Community Building 1940 10
Brayton to Dedicate New Town Hall Friday 10
Mayors of Brayton 12
Brayton City Government 12
Brayton Voters Turn Down Water District 69-68 Sept. 1951 12
City Election March 28, 1904 13
City Election March 28, 1921 13
Community Club Organized 13-14
Brayton Fire Department 14, 16
Fire Belles Organize 16
Brayton American Legion Post No. 350 16-17
American Legion Auxiliary 17
Charter Members Brayton Legion Auxiliary 1922 17
Members Brayton Legion Auxiliary 1977-78 17
Brayton Post Office 17-18
Flag and Flagpole Dedicated 18
Old Glory Park Rises From Debris at Brayton 20
Brayton Retirement Home 20
Young Mother Council Service 21
Brayton Community Nursery School 21-22
Former Businesses - Runge Blacksmithing 24
Former Businesses - The Cement Factory 24
Former Businesses - Nis and Jim Larsen Meat Market 24-25
Former Businesses - Handy John's Harness Shop 25
Former Businesses - The General Trucker 25
Former Businesses - Glen Koob - Trucker 25
Former Businesses - Harvey Hoegh 25
Former Businesses - Chris (Dray) T. Christensen 25
Former Businesses - Brayton Lumber 26, 28
Former Businesses - Guy Miller, Barber 28
Former Businesses - Frank Stager 28
Former Businesses - Frank Stager 29
Former Businesses - Nels Thompson's Picture Booth 29
Former Businesses - Kate's Beauty Shop 29
Former Businesses - Marne-Elk Horn Telephone Company 29
Former Businesses - Frank McKibben - Carpenter 29
Former Businesses - Hoegh Oil Tank Wagon Service 25
Former Businesses - Lyle's Standard Service 25
Former Businesses - Bill Koob - Painter and Paper Hanger 25
Former Businesses - Photo of Interior of Jacob Andersen Store 31
Former Businesses - Frederick Tank Wagon Service 31
Former Businesses - Clark L. Kimball - Painter and Carpenter 31
Current Businesses - Brayton Machinist (Tony Juhl) 33
Current Businesses - Brayton Oil Company 33
Current Businesses - Brayton Produce 35
Current Businesses - The Brayton Cafe 35
Current Businesses - Lewis Food Market 35
Current Businesses - Brayton Hog Market 35
Current Businesses - Andersen's Painting and Sandblasting 35
Current Businesses - Earl Hansen Plumbing 35
Current Businesses - Brayton Produce 35
Current Businesses - Gerald Martin Repair and Welding 37
Current Businesses - Ron Hansen, Sr. - Welding and Machine Shop 37
Current Businesses - Hansen Plumbing, Heating, Electrical 37
Current Businesses - Judy's Beauty Salon 37
Current Businesses - Bintner's Standard 37
Current Businesses - Brayton Tavern 37
Current Businesses - Gerald Martin Repair and WeHelson Bulldozing 37
Current Businesses - Thompson's Tiling 37
Current Businesses - Deloris's Ceramic Shop 37
Churches and Schools - First Baptist Church 39
Churches and Schools - The Brayton Union Sunday School 39, 41
Churches and Schools - Brayton Evangelical LutheranWilbert & Eva Hansen41-42
Bowen Cemetery 42
Churches and Schools - Photos: Brayton School, Oakfield Academy, Oakfield No. 7-1928 44, 45
Churches and Schools - Brayton School 1894-1959 44-45, 48
Churches and Schools - Teachers at Oakfield School [1931-32 Thru 1959 Closing] 45
Churches and Schools - Children Enrolled in the Brayton School 1907-1908 45
Churches and Schools - Brayton School 1916-1917 45-46
Churches and Schools - Christmas Program Brayton School 1944 46
Churches and Schools - Students Enrolled at Oakfield [Exira No. 5] 1950-51 46
Churches and Schools - Photo: Ninth Grade Class of Exira High School, 1932 46
Churches and Schools - Photo: Some Students at Oakfield School, 1958-59 48
A Look at Brayton History [The Song of Brayton] 50, 52
Through the Years 52-54, 56
Brayton Businesses Burn, August 8, 1929 56
Another Fire in Brayton, February 2, 1934 56, 58
Audubon Taught a Lesson (1906) 58
Dr. Samuel Ballard 58, 60
C. Mikkelsen Players Present "Poor Father" [March 23-24, 1928] 60-61
Remembrances of My Early Life in BraytonMarion L. Walker61
Brayton IOOF Hallmarks Its 100th BirthdayMrs. Daisy Cannon62, 64
Brayton Birthday Wishes - Audubon County Officials 63
Flood of 1958 64
Crooked Creek Gang 65-66
$15,000 Still Seized on Farm Near Brayton 66, 68
Brayton Big Days 69
Eliza and Charlie Britten 69
Photo - Brayton Band 70
Family Histories - Dr. W. R. Koob 72
Family Histories - W. H. H. & Eliza Watson Bowen 72,74
Family Histories - John T. Jenkins Family 74, 76
Family Histories - T. J. Essington Family 76-78
Family Histories - Daugard Family 78
Family Histories - Ide Family 80
Family Histories - Walker Family 80-81
Family Histories - Onken Family 81-82
Group Photo at A. T. Rasmussen Residence (circa 1920-1924) 82
Residents of Brayton March 1978 84
Oakfield HistoryDaisy Cannon85-86, 88-90
Oakfield CemeteryMillroy Bills90
Ed H. Stager 90-91
Photo - Audubon County Board of Supervisers [Summers, Akers, Hansen] 94
Photos - A Look At Our Past 96, 100, 104
Donations and Memorials 113-115

Advertisement: O's Gold; Don Rold4
Advertisements: Kaltoft Funeral Home; KJAN, Dick Becker Insurance11
Advertisements: TCI, Dane Pharmacy; Elk Horn Farm Equipment; Esbeck Plumbing & Heating15
Advertisements: The Wiota Pub; The Red Barn Drive-Inn; W & S Appliance; Hoegh Oil & Tire Co.19
Advertisements: Johnson Implement; Kimballton Auction Company; Landmands National Bank23
Advertisement: Marne & Elk Horn Telephone Company27
Advertisements: Super Bowl; Southside Welding; Thompson Tiling Service; The Pincushion30
Advertisement: Brayton Meat Market32
Advertisements: Super Bowl; Southside Welding; Thompson Tiling Service; The Pincushion30
Advertisements: Mary Ann's Stage II; Farmland Hog Buying Station; Allied Mills, Inc.34
Advertisements: Toy's Tavern; Audubon Implement Co., Inc.; Sorensen-Karstens Insurance Agency, Mert Kastens, Agent36
Advertisements: Atlantic News Telegraph; American Buildings; Hansen Pump & Plumbing38
Advertisements: First Whitney Bank & Trust; Davis Oil Co.40
Advertisements: Kimballton Furniture; Hansen Shop; Chuck's Grocery, Kimballton Cleaners; Kimballton Hardware; Petersen Agency43
Advertisements: Heinold Commodities, Inc.47
Advertisements: Elk Horn Locker and Grocery48
Advertisements: Westphalen Hardware, Leonard Phippen Trucking, Hoegh Refrigeration, Audubon Cooperative49
Advertisements: Byard Heiken; Lensch Plumbing & Heating; Wheeler Distributing51
Advertisements: Curly Q; Lindeman Tractor Co.; Steen Produce & Feed Co.; Shamrock Care55
Advertisements: Exira Auto Service, Inc.; Petersen Oil Co.; The Barn Burner57
Advertisements: Jacobsen Travel Agency59
Advertisements: Sornson Equipment, Inc.; Johnson Pharmacy; Martin's Repair67
Advertisements: Central Sandblasting Co.68
Advertisements: Exira Plumbing, Heating and Electrical; Conklin Ford & Mercury, Inc.; Hansen Variety; Bintner Auto Repair71
Advertisements: Iowa Public Service Company; Audubon Oil Co.; Exira Super Value73
Advertisements: Brayton Produce75
Advertisements: Judy's Beauty Salon; Griffin's Garage' Chase Lumber; Kozy Mfg. Co.79
Advertisements: Lyle's DX83
Advertisements: Exchange State Bank87
Advertisements: Nelson Bulldozing91
Advertisements: Amoco Oil Fertilizer Plant92
Advertisementa: Exira Farm Service; Anita Cafe; Long's Home Furnishing; Anita Tribune93
Advertisements: R & R Agency; Midwest Life Nebraska94
Advertisements: D & E Oil; Exira Farm Supply; Ray's Feed Service Inc.95
Advertisements: Midwest Furniture; Prairie Pub; Exira Cafe; B & J Oil Co.97
Advertisements: The Viking Agency; Audubon County Livestock Exchange; Lunds Hubbard Feeds98
Advertisements: Anita Lumber Co.; Anita State Bank; O. W. Shaffer & Son; Melglen Equipment, Inc.99
Advertisements: Doonan Oil Company; National Farmers Organization; Dr. J. G> Donovan; Drexel Chadwick101
Advertisements: Audubon State Bank102
Advertisements: John C. Andersen & Sons103
Advertisements: Exira Wash; Anita Printing Co.; Four Season's Sporting Goods; Anita Livestock Auction105
Advertisements: The Redwood; Moormans106
Advertisements: Lykke Trucking; Culligan; Atlantic State Bank107
Advertisements: Esbeck Motor Co.; Elk Horn Veterinary Service; Valhalla Lounge; Bintner Standard; Lund's Welding & Repair108
Advertisements: Ken's Wash & Gas109
Advertisements: Larsen Ford, In.; Danish Mutual Insurance Association110
Advertisements: Anita Veterinary Clinic; Challenge Feeds, Inc.; Knop Purebred Hereford Bulls & Heifers; Midwestern Pork111
Advertisements: Anita Publishing Company112