This picture is taken on the steps
of the new opera house on the north side of Prairie Street
in the new town of Kiron, Iowa. The picture is dated by
the estimated age of the youngest lad in the picture - Martin
Johnson(born 1888). It was probably taken around 1905.
This building was home to many community events including the
Chautauqua performances in the early 20's. The gentlemen
pictured here are left to right:
3rd Row: 1) Nathan Strahn (brother of Ollie and Willie); 2) C.J. Larson (butcher); 3) Emil Wangler; 4) Bert Loomer; 5) C.B. Larson; 6) Martin Johnson (brother of John).
2nd Row: 1) Enoch Miller (delivery); 2) Dr. Garner; 3) John Johnson; 4) Harry Nord; 5) W. J. Sandberg (banker); 6) Axel Michaelson (harness maker); 7) John Palm.
1st Row: 1) Charles Iverson; 2) Henry Anderson(lumberman); 3) Ollie Strahn (retailer); 4) Albert Hanson (hardware merchant); 5) Nils A. Johnson(hotel); 6) Willie Strahn (retailer); 7) Rudolph Nordell; 8) John Thunstrom(leather - harness and shoes); 9) Otto Bergren.