Early days in Kossuth County, IA, are recalled through colorful tales and factual data in this 52 page booklet, an excerpt from the hard-to-find book: "History of Kossuth, Hancock and Winnebago Counties, Iowa", published by the Union Publishing Company of Springfield, IL, in 1884. This new 8.5" x 11"spiral bound booklet is printed on 60# paper with the front cover protected with a vinyl sheet. Communities currently listed for this county by the National Association of Counties include: Algona (County Seat), Bancroft, Burt, Fenton, Lakota, Ledyard, Lone Rock, Lu Verne (part), Swea City, Titonka, Wesley, West Bend (part), Whittemore. The contents include: Early Settlement, with names of many early pioneers; the County's Name with a brief bio of Louis Kossuth; Various "firsts" in the county; County Government and official matters, such as early marriage records and deeds; the official vote of the county in nearly every election thru 1883, winners and losers; biographies of members of the bar; biographies of many county physicians; Newspapers, and bios of various owners and editors; Schools, various school administrators, and the Teachers' Association; the Civil War with various companies; the Spirit Lake massacre of 1857 as recalled by Ambrose A. Call; Topography and Agriculture; State, National and County officials, with a number of brief biographies; and other bits of history and trivia.
Kossuth County, IA
Sources: History of Kossuth, Hancock and Winnebago Counties, Iowa / Kossuth County USA
Authors: Claude Lindsay Yowell
Original Publication Year: 1884
Original Publisher: Union Publishing Company
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