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Source:
History of
Lynn County, Iowa

From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time
By
Luther A. Brewer
and
Barthinius L. Wick
Members Historical Society of Lynn County, Iowa
- Illustrated -
Volume I

Chicago
The Pioneer Publishing Company
1911

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INTRODUCTION

CONTENTS
CHAPTER I. - The Birth of Iowa 1
CHAPTER II. - The First Inhabitants 3
CHAPTER III. - Iowa Historically 13
CHAPTER IV. - Iowa and Her People 17
CHAPTER V. - The Geology of Linn County 24
CHAPTER VI. - Beginnings in Linn County 31
CHAPTER VII. - William Abbe, First Settler 51
CHAPTER VIII. - County Seat Contests - First Railroad in County 57
CHAPTER IX. - The Old Settlers' Association 66
CHAPTER X. - Postoffices and Politics 82
CHAPTER XI. - The Physicians of the County 86
CHAPTER XII. -  The Material Growth of the County 92
CHAPTER XIII. - Rural Life 98
CHAPTER XIV. - A Hero of the Canadian Rebellion 101
CHAPTER XV. - The Newspapers of the County 106
CHAPTER XVI. - The Bohemian Element in the County 121
CHAPTER XVII. - The Early Marriage Record 127
CHAPTER XVIII. - Historic Roads and Others Monuments 142
CHAPTER XIX. - Some of the Old Settlers 145
CHAPTER XX. - Early Linn County Lawyers and Courts 169
CHAPTER XXI. - Chatty Mention of Bench and Bar 177
CHAPTER XXII. - The Schools of the County 194
CHAPTER XXIII. - Historical Sketch of Cornell College 201
CHAPTER XXIV. - Historical of Coe College 215
CHAPTER XXV. - The Old Blair Building 232
CHAPTER XXVI. - Some of the Old Cemeteries 242
CHAPTER XXVII. - Early Experiences in Stage and Express 244
CHAPTER XXIX. - Wages and Prices in County from 1846 to 1856 253
CHAPTER XXX. - Some of the First Things in Cedar Rapids and Linn County 256
CHAPTER XXXI. - Society in the Early Days 261
CHAPTER XXXII. - Southern Influence 267
CHAPTER XXXIII. - Some Township History 270
CHAPTER XXXIV. - Lisbon and the United Brethren Church 291
CHAPTER XXXV. - County and District Politics 298
CHAPTER XXXVI. - Cedar Rapids 307
CHAPTER XXXVII. - Beginnings of Churches and Fraternities in Cedar Rapids 395
CHAPTER XXXVIII. - Catholicsm in Linn County 401
CHAPTER XXXIX. - Linn County Statistics 416
CHAPTER XL. - The Bridges Across the Cedar at Cedar Rapids and Early Steamboats on the Cedar River 420
CHAPTER XLI. - Banks and Banking in Linn County 435
CHAPTER XLII. - Roster of County Officers 451
CHAPTER XLIII. - History of Marion, the County Seat 460
CHAPTER XLIV. - Linn County in War 470
CHAPTER XLV. - Odds and Ends of History and Reminiscence 479

 


 



 
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