In early 2017, the son of Joe Loucks from Illinois found my web page and contacted me by e-mail.
I asked him if he had any old Manning pictures. I knew his dad, Joe Loucks, was the mayor but did not know that Joe also liked to take pictures.
It so happens that Joe had over 140 slides of Manning events and scenes, including the construction of the outdoor pool.
Up to this point in time I had never seen any construction pictures of the outdoor pool.
I'm so grateful that the Loucks family was willing to send me those slides from Illinois to scan.
Very first picture of ground work - today this would be the location of the Quakerdale campus.
Grade work is completed
Walls of pool set and concrete floor being poured.
Water in pool
Office and shower rooms
Testing the new pool
Professional entertainment during the dedication
Standing: ??, Robert Dappen, ??, ??
Seated to the right of Dappen is Iowa Governor Herschel Loveless