sometimes the old photos need a little help.
What is Booatera? A Halloween festival?
Wow! It sure looks like a Pope-Hartford at far right. Pretty unusual in Iowa, I'd imagine.
Russell is in my backyard! Not a lot of brick left.in the old downtown. Lost their High School several years ago.
Herb, I think that is "Boosters". Dave
A few bricks left, Micheal.
As Chris mentioned, a person might not expect many "high end" cars in a rural state like Iowa. However, we often forget until 1920, over one half of the U.S. population lived on farms, not in towns and cities. Below is a compilation (Motor magazine, 1915) of 1914 registrations by state. Iowa comes in sixth in total number of vehicles registered:
My wife went to school there, and we go through often. Had my model T in the local parade a couple of years ago. It does look a little different now, but still a lot of nice folks in town.