When I saw on kottke that there was once an Oxford [Iowa] Project, with photos taken in 1984 [linked here at the Smithsonian site], I was stunned. I grew up near Oxford and went to elementary school there. A little Googling produces The Oxford Project official website. Dude went back and took after photos - 20 years after. It's a small world. Truth is stranger than fiction. Yep, all of that.
The only person I'm sure I know from the pictures is the town mayor, who taught Business classes at West High in Iowa City.
I've got an inclination who the guy is who's Ashton Kutcher's cousin, but I'm not sure.
Puts me in mind of my sometime project, My Childhood in Iowa.