Bird’s eye view of Assiut, Egypt in 1911, the year that Professor C. A. Owen completed his first tour of duty there.

From Midwest to Middle East — Adventures of a missionary professor

In 1920, during one of his infrequent visits to the United States, the dashing young Arch Owen was photographed at his parents’ Kansas farm.
By the late 1940s, Owen had settled in comfortably to life on a quiet Midwest campus. It was a far cry from the exotic but primitive conditions to which he had grown accustomed to as a young man in Egypt.

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