Grinnell and Grinnellians weather summer storms
As much of Iowa and the Midwest battled rising waters, Grinnell was fortunate to confront only waterlogged gardens and wet basements.
When the Rock Island Railroad identified "the summit of the divide between the Skunk and Iowa Rivers" to intersect their tracks, then J.B. Grinnell established his "colony," and then trustees relocated the campus in 1858, it assured the College -- figuratively and now literally -- would stand on solid ground.
As fellow Iowans and Midwesterners cleaned up from "The Floods of '08," Grinnellians offered their own stories:
- Into the Floodwaters - Andrew Sherburne '01 and Elizabeth Graf '01
- A Man on the Street: A Grinnellian's Account of the Iowa Floods - Scott Wittstruck '93
- Bill Stowe '81 leads Des Moines through flooding
- Iowa musicians move to higher ground in Grinnell
- Alumnus cautions Iowa to learn from Katrina lessons