Thelma "Tem" Hubbell Thelma Hubbell was born on July 26, 1916 in Burr Oak, Iowa. Tem was raised in foster homes after both parents died in a flu epidemic. Tem moved to Harrison in 1958.Harrison Community Library was Thelma's home away from home for many years and she created many charming children's displays as well as building a puppet theater, diaramas, a miniature of Harrison as it was in 1891, a centennial wall hanging and other wonderful works of art. Thelma created a logo for Harrison's Diamond Jubliee, the city of Harrison's official seal and the centennial seal which was reproduced on china plates and mugs and other items for our 100th anniversary. Thelma received her early training from the famed artist, Grant Wood and the Chicago Art Institute. She attended Central Michigan University studying Art at the age of 30. She graduated from the Army Engineers School and was a topographer at the Pentagon under General George Marshall's supervision. She did the calligraphy on the articles of surrender of the Japanese after WW II. She was an expert at military map making and was given a special commendation for finding and plotting a major ammunition dump in the European theatre from aerial photos. While in the Army (WAC's) she drove trucks, wrote and produced entertainment shows for the troops and edited a military newspaper.
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