The census of 1990 reported that
Ellsworth had a population of 451.396
Here is a news article about The
Bagel Works from October 31,1991:
Click on the article if you wish to read about Uncle B's Bagel Works
starting in the former Land O'Lakes plant. (You
may have to click again to see the full size image.)
(Click the image to enlarge
William T. Rose Jr. didn't have to leave his family
to find some skeptics about his business brainstorm. ''Bagels
from Iowa, are you crazy?'' is how Rose recalls his father reacting.
''Let alone Ellsworth, where the hell is Iowa?'' asked an executive at
a New Jersey-based grocery chain.
The battle has been uphill, but Uncle B's Bakery now
sells to its base for a product long associated with the ethnic neighborhoods
in big cities, and is now in a former turkey processing plant in this north
central Iowa hamlet of 450. It's a place where silos and grain elevators
form the skyline.
This view of the west side of DeWitt shows the A&M
The name of this Grocery Store came from the two people
who joined in running the venture,
Margaret Anderson and Merle Marcus.
People are enjoying a journey through the Ellsworth
by taking a railroad excursion on a historic train.
News article from June 30, 1994:
Ellsworth Extravaganza Highlights
The South Hamilton High School Marching Band under the direction
of Kathy Yoakam performed in the Ellsworth Extravaganza and Jewell Jubilee
The Ellsworth Extravaganza and Jewell Jubilee
are now in the history books for aother year. The weather didn't
cooperate as much as the organizers had hoped, but most of the events went
off without a hitch. The South Hamilton baseball game with
Roland-Story was called because of rain, but the Hawketts managed to dodge
raindrops enough to complete the South Hamilton invitational and earn second
place. The parades were held in picture perfect weather before
the rains cam, and both towns had large crowds and the kids managed to
stock up on plenty of candy.
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