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Cherokee receives historic recognition

Monday, June 5, 2006

At an awards ceremony at the State Historical Society of Iowa on May 8 the City of Cherokee was awarded a certificate (signed by Governor Vilsack and by Anita Walker, Director of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs) announcing that the Cherokee Commercial Historic District was listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Jim Adamson, Chairman of the City of Cherokee Historic Preservation Commission, expressed gratitude for the grant funds received from the State Historical Society of Iowa; the many hours of donated labor by members of the Cherokee Area Archives - especially Pat Ellerbroek and Jean Cook; the cooperation of downtown property owners and business owners with the project; the donations received from Cherokee State Bank, Central Bank, and the North Star Credit Union that actually paid for the final phase of the work by the consultant, Jim Jacobsen.

"Without those donations we would not have been able to accomplish in a timely manner the successful nomination of our downtown district to be listed as the Cherokee Commercial Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places," Adamson said.

Current members of the five person City of Cherokee Historic Preservation Commission are: Jim Adamson, Jean Cook, Dee Gee Blair, Dwight Varce and Mick Samsel.



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