Thank you so much for answering.
: I didn't know Iola or Mack Colt at that
: time, but knew both from mid 1950s. I have
: postcards from that time, can grab newspaper
: clippings if you want. the newspaper did
: put out a special edition book on Iola which
: would have something from that time. my
: parents graduated in 1947 from Iola. St
: Johns was active until 1953. it was located
: nearer Gas City. I knew Mack Colt -
: everyone did. my aunt worked for him
: 'forever'. 701 E Madison, so you lived
: about 2 1/2 blocks east of me. the new
: hospital is in that block now, on the south
: side of the street, and odd numbers are on
: the street, so unfortunately, I think that
: might be your old block. I'll check the
: numbers on my next pepsi run.
: Mack was a great guy, but I and my family
: weren't in his business. I know he was
: important - at least as a small child sees
: these things. he was in my father's store
: often. and very nice to children.
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: I was born in Iola June 24, 1937 at St.
: Hospital. I am curious about the town at
: that time and if anyone knows about a Mack
: Colt who, I think, had an oil business (or
: some sort of business) during this time. My
: father, David Meily, worked for him from
: about 1935 until '39 or '40. We lived at 701
: E. Madison. Would love to know more of this
: period in Iola history.
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