Early days in Winnebago County, IA, are recalled through colorful tales and factual data in this 79 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: Buffalo Center, Forest City (part) (County Seat), Lake Mills, Leland, Rake, Scarville, Thompson. The contents include: Organization of the County; Location, Topography and Geology; Railroads; Early Settlement, with the names of early arrivals, such as Thomas Bearse, Philip Tennis, G. W. Thomas, and many others; Exciting adventures and amusing stories of early days; County Government; National, State and County Representatives (many names, some with bios); the Winnebago Press and other newspapers and publications; Courts, with names of judges and juries; Names all candidates (losers as well as winners) on county ballots from 1857 to 1882; the Bar of Winnebago County (with many bios); Medical Profession with reminiscence by Dr. W.H. Jones; Biographies of Forest City Physicians; Agriculture, with an article on Horticulture by Eugene Secor; Education including the Normal Institutes, with names of those participating in exercises in 1883; the county teachers assn.; Winnebago County in the Civil War, with a list of participants; a history of the Second Cavalry; and other bits of history and trivia.
Winnebago County, IA
Sources: History of Kossuth, Hancock and Winnebago Counties, Iowa / Winnebago County USA
Authors: Elia W. Peattie
Original Publication Year: 1884
Original Publisher: Union Publishing Company
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