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Wednesday, April 09, 2014 6:46 PM

Book to detail lesser-known history

By DOUG CARDER, Herald Senior Writer

Two German prisoners of war work on the Harry Scott farm in 1945 near Ottawa. The World War II-era photograph is one of about 200 images that will be included in the book “Ottawa.” Assembled by Deb Barker, Franklin County Historical Society director, the book is due out in mid-October. (Photo courtesy of the Franklin County Historical Society)

City of Ottawa workers and volunteers try to sandbag the city’s power plant along the Marais des Cygnes River during the 1951 flood. The water rose too high and they had to abandon their efforts. The image is one of about 200 photographs in Deb Barker’s book “Ottawa,” which documents the community’s 150-year history as Ottawa marks its sesquicentennial this fall. Barker, who is director of the Franklin County Historical Society, said one of her goals with the book was to include photographs that many Ottawans might not have seen before. (Photo courtesy of the Franklin County Historical Society)
Two chiefs of the Ottawa tribe dedicate the Buffalo Woman statue Oct. 7, 1989, on the Franklin County Courthouse grounds in Ottawa during the city’s 125th anniversary celebration. The photograph is one of nearly 200 images contained in Deb Barker’s book, “Ottawa,” which documents the community’s 150-year history as Ottawa marks its sesquicentennial this fall. (Photo courtesy of the Franklin County Historical Society)

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