History of Linn County Iowa: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Pioneer Publishing Company, 1911 - Iowa
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Came across this while researching an old house I am thinking of buying. Have been absorbed in it since then! More history of the area than you ever wanted to know and some excellent stories that remind me of the yarns my grandpa used to spin!

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a cool book recommended to buy it and I learned from it also I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Contents

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II
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III
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IV
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V
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VI
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VII
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VIII
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XXIV
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XXV
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXVIII
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XXIX
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XXX
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XXXI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXXII
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XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLII
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Page 354 - At any meeting of the board of trustees a majority of the trustees shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a less number may adjourn from time to time...
Page 32 - Iowa, that the county of Linn be and the same is hereby organized from and after the 10th of June next, and the inhabitants of said county be entitled to all the rights and privileges to which, by law. the inhabitants of other organized counties of this Territory are 'entitled...
Page 15 - Des Moines River, thence up the said river Des Moines, in the middle of the main channel thereof, to a point where it is intersected by the Old Indian Boundary line, or line run by John C. Sullivan, in the year 1816; thence westwardly along said line to the "old" northwest corner of Missouri; thence due west to the middle of the main channel of the Missouri River; thence up in the middle of the main channel of the river last mentioned to the mouth of the Sioux or Calumet River; thence in a direct...
Page 195 - Section 1. Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Iowa, That the...
Page 4 - I thank thee, Blackgown, and thee, Frenchman," addressing M. Jollyet, "for taking so much pains to come and visit us; never has the earth been so beautiful, nor the sun so bright, as today; never has our river been so calm, nor so free from rocks, which your canoes have removed as they passed; never has our tobacco had so fine a flavor, no.r our corn appeared so beautiful as we behold it today.
Page 233 - Bluffs ; from Lyons City northwesterly to a point of intersection with the main line of the Iowa Central Air Line Railroad, near Maquoketa, thence on said main line, running as near as practicable to the forty-second parallel across the said State to the Missouri River...
Page 4 - ... so free from rocks, which your canoes have removed as they passed; never has our tobacco had so fine a flavor, nor our corn appeared so beautiful as we behold it today. Here is my son, that I give thee, that thou mayest know my heart.
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