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HISTORY OF CARROLL COUNTY IOWA

A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement

VOLUME I ILLUSTRATED
CHICAGO THE S. J. CLARKE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1912

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Transcribed and donated by Vance Tigges.


 


       

         Volume I (pdf format of entire volume)


Contents

 

     INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER I.

THE INDIANS OF THE EARLY TIMES

    —THEIR DISTRIBUTION AT THE TIME OF THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE
    —TRIBAL EXTINCTION OF THE IOWAS AT IOWAVILLE
    —INDIANS OF WESTERN IOWA IN 1856
    —MURDER OF SIOUX CHIEF BY HENRY LOTT AND THE MANNER IN WHICH IT LED TO THE SPIRIT LAKE
           M
ASSACRE
    —HORRORS OF THE BUTCHERY AT SPIRIT LAKE AND OKOBOJI
    —INDIAN WAR PATH IN EASTERN CARROLL COUNTY
   
BUTRICK'S ADVENTURES AND THE KILLING OF THE LAST BUFFALO
    —THE INDIAN BATTLE AT CRESCENT LAKE BEFORE SETTLEMENT
    —SACS AND FOXES ENGAGE IN NOTABLE FIGHT WITH THE SIOUX TO AVENGE THE DELAWARES

.......................................................................................................................................... 1

 

CHAPTER II.

THE FIRST HISTORIAN OF CARROLL COUNTY WRITES IN DES MOINES REGISTER IN 1867

   
CARROLL COUNTY TAKES ITS NAME FROM CHARLES CARROLL OF CARROLLTON
    —ANECDOTES OF THE MARYLAND STATESMAN AND WHY HE SIGNED AFTER HIS NAME THE
            NAME OF HIS PLANTATION
    —MANY SOUTHERNERS AMONG THE EARLY SETTLERS OF IOWA
   
CARROLL COUNTY ORGANIZATION PROVIDED FOR BY ACT OF THE THIRD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
    —POLITICAL ORGANIZATION OF STATE AT THE TIME
    —THE BOUNDARIES OF CARROLL COUNTY
    —THE CENSUS OF 1856
    —EMERGING FROM THE WILDERNESS
    —THE FIRST WHITE SETTLER AND HIS TROUBLESOME PECULIARITY
    —ELECTION OF FIRST COUNTY OFFICERS
    —LIST OF THE VOTERS
    —ONLY SURVIVOR OF FIRST ELECTION
.............................................................................................................................................. 9

 

CHAPTER III.

THE PARTICULAR IN WHICH CARROLL COUNTY EXCELS IS IN THE ABSENCE OF UNARABLE LANDS

    —TOPOGRAPHY AND NATURAL FEATURES
    —LOCATION ON MISSISSIPPI-MISSOURI DIVIDE, WHICH TRAVERSES COUNTY
    —THE VARIOUS ALTITUDES RIVERS AND STREAMS AND THEIR PECULIARITIES
    —NATURAL DRAINAGE AND PRESENT RECLAMATION PLANS
    —SPRING MOUNDS OF THE MIDDLE RACCOON THEIR GEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE
    —NATURE OF THE GENERAL SOIL AND ITS GREAT FERTILITY
   
CARROLL COUNTY DRIFT
    —POSSIBLE COAL FIELD BUT NO DEVELOPMENT
    —MANNER IN WHICH LAND TITLES WERE FIRST ACQUIRED
    —BIG RAILROAD GRANT PAID FOR WITH CASH OR SOLDIERS' WARRANTS
    —WHEAT THE IMPORTANT CROP AT FIRST
    —PRESENT CROPS

   
—FIGURES INDICATING THE PRESENT WEALTH OF THE COUNTY
    —THE MODIFICATION OF THE CLIMATE
.............................................................................................................................................. 19

 

CHAPTER IV.

EARLY SETTLEMENT OF THE COUNTY

    —THE PIONEERS AND THEIR DIFFICULTIES
    —JUDGE CAIN CONVENED COUNTY COURT IN 1855
    —NATURE OF THE COURT AND THE SORT OF BUSINESS DISPOSED OF
    —THE LOCATION OF THE COUNTY SEAT AT CARROLLTON ORDERED BY HON. H. E. SEARS
    —MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS OF EARLY HISTORY
    —THE FIRST TAX LEVY
    —SLOW INCREASE OF POPULATION
    —FIRST TERM OF STATE COURT IN 1858, MARSHAL F. MOORE, PRESIDING JUDGE
    —THE FIRST GRAND AND PETIT JURORS EMBODIED ENTIRE ADULT MALE POPULATION
   
CARROLL COUNTY'S SWAMP LAND GRANT
    —GIFT TO AID COUNTY IN ESTABLISHING PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS
............................................................................................................................................... 27

 

CHAPTER V.

THE GREAT DEBT PILED UP AGAINST THE CARROLL COUNTY PUBLIC BY MAL-ADMINISTRATION

    —STATEMENT OF DEBT
    —DIRECTIONS IN WHICH FUNDS HAD BEEN DISSIPATED
    —0. H. MANNING'S DESCRIPTION OF THE SITUATION IN 1870
    —ILLEGAL ACTS OF COUNTY OFFICIALS
    —BOUNTY AND AID FRAUDS CARROLLTON COURT HOUSE TRANSACTION
    —THE SWAMP LAND TRANSACTION
    —GRANTS OF BACK PAY
    —TREASURER'S STATEMENT OF l866
    —SAME, 1867
    —BRIDGE TRANSACTIONS AND COUNTY LOANS
   
—LEGALIZING ACTS OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS IN VACATION
    —THE "PEACE AND HARMONY PACT"
    —HOW OFFICIAL ACTS WERE INVESTIGATED
    —THOMAS EL WOOD'S LITHOGRAPHIC MAP
    —THE OLD COURT HOUSE AT CARROLLTON
    —OBSERVATIONS IN CONCLUSION
    —CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY
.................................................................................................................................................. 35

 

CHAPTER VI.

The Citizens' Retrenchment Convention Of 1870

  —Resolutions DeNouncing THE RECKLESS EXTRAVAGANCE OF THE PAST
  —PARTIAL VICTORY Of The Reformers
  —The First Teachers' Institute
  —Lambert Kniest's Enterprises
  —Devastating Tornado Sweeps Section Of The County
  —The Second Peoples' Convention
  —Growth Of The County
  —Division Of Carroll Township
  —Guthrie & Bowman's Wholesale Success In Colonizing The Raw Lands
  —General Phil Sheridan's Visit To CarRoll
  —Valuation Of Property In 1871 By Townships
  —Republican Victory At The General Election
  —Death Of Geo. N. Young
  —Growth Of The Granger Movement
  —Organization Of Agricultural Society
  —Carroll's First Crimes
  —Panic Of 1873
  —Kendall's Murder
  —The PANIC AND THE SALE OF LAND
  —DEDICATION OF THE FIRST CHURCH EDIFICE IN CARROLL COUNTY
  —CONGREGATIONALISTS FIRST TO ERECT HOUSE OF WORSHIP
  —TRAGIC DEATH OF REV. HASTINGS
  —DEFALCATION OF COUNTY TREASURER PRICE
  —BIRTH OF ARCADIA GRASSHOPPERS MAKE THEIR APPEARANCE
  —IOWA RAILROAD LAND COMPANY MAKES SETTLEMENT
  —DEDICATION OF M. E. CHURCH
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55

 

CHAPTER VII.

The Reform Movement Of The Seventies

   
0. H. Manning
   
E. R. HastIngs
   
Others Active In The Turning Down Of The "ring"
   
The Removal Of The County Seat To Carroll
   
Glidden A Candidate
    —Ballot Box Stuffing Suspected
   
Germans Disaffected Toward The Republican Party Because Of Prohibition
   
The Constitutional Amendment And Its Rejection By The Supreme Court
   
Carroll County's First Representative
    —Others Prominent In Politics
    —At
Titude OF THE COUNTY ON THE LIQUOR QUESTION
   
ABSENCE OF PAUPERS AND UNIMPORTANT CRIMINAL HISTORY
   
ATTEMPTS AT ENFORCEMENT
    —PRESENT "WET" AND "DRY" TERRITORY
....................................................................................................................................................... 77

 

CHAPTER VIII.

SEVERE BLIZZARDS AND COLD PUT STOP TO RAILROAD TRAFFIC

   
GROSS BUSINESS OF THE NORTH WESTERN FOR 1874
   
ORGANIZATION OF FIRE COMPANY
   
ODD FELLOWS CELEBRATE IN CARROLL
   
THE HAZING OF ANAMOSA
    —DEDICATION OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
   
—FLOURING MILL AT CARROLL
    —SURVEY OF THE MAPLE RIVER BRANCH
    —HILLSDALE SHOOTING AFFRAY ENDS IN DEATH
   
THE GRASSHOPPER PLAGUE AND THE EFFORTS TO CIRCUMVENT IT
   
LITTLE REESE EVANS LOST AND DIES ON THE PRAIRIE
    —GLIDDEN EXPERIENCES FIRST BIG FIRE
   
A REMARKABLE DECEMBER
   
NEW CATHOLIC CHURCH WRECKED BY WINDS
    —BREDA SWEPT BY A DESTRUCTIVE FIRE
    —REV. PALMER TAKES AN OVERDOSE OF CHLOROFORM
   
FISH IN NORTH COON DIE FROM EXCESSIVE HEAT
   
DEATH OF LAMBERT KNIEST
   
NEW CATHOLIC CHURCH DEDICATED
   
GREENBACKERS PUT UP A TICKET
   
DISASTROUS OCTOBER TORNADO TRAVERSES WEST SIDE OF COUNTY
    —EVICTION OF SETTLERS FROM "HOMESTEAD" LANDS IN AUDUBON COUNTY
   
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH DEDICATION AT ARCADIA
   
ROBBERY OF C. L. CHRISTIAN
   
THE SOUTHWESTERN BRANCH
   
DEDICATION PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AT CARROLL
   
ARCADIA VISITED BY A $25,OOO FIRE
    —NEW SCHOOL HOUSE AT CARROLL
......................................................................................................................................................... 83

 

CHAPTER IX.

THE GREAT CARROLL FIRE OF SEPTEMBER 25, 1879

   
TOWN BUILT ENTIRELY OF WOOD REDUCED TO DEBRIS IN A FEW HOURS
   
THE CONFLAGRATION ORIGINATED IN A SALOON BUT THE EXACT CAUSE WAS NEVER KNOWN,
            PROBABLY THE RESULT OF CARELESSNESS OR ACCIDENT
   
NO MEANS AT HAND TO RESIST THE DESTRUCTION
   
THE ENTIRE BUSINESS PORTION OF THE TOWN LAID IN RUINS
   
MUCH VALUABLE PROPERTY SAVED BY RESCUERS, HOWEVER
   
CITY COUNCIL MEETS AFTER THE DISASTER AND PASSES AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING FIRE LIMITS
   
THE NORTHWESTERN RAILROAD MAKES VALUABLE CONCESSIONS TO THE SUFFERERS
   
SEVEN WEEKS LATER THE TOWN IS FAIRLY RESTORED AND BUSINESS RESUMED WITH AN ACTIVITY
            UNKNOWN TO THE OLD TOWN
...................................................................................................................................................... 107

 

CHAPTER X.

THE INDICTMENT OF GEO. EFFERTS AND PETER NEW FOR STARTING THE CARROLL FIRE OF 1879

   
THE NEW RAILROADS FROM. CARROLL TO KIRKMAN AND AUDUBON
   
THE l880 DEBT STATEMENT OF CARROLL COUNTY
   
REMOVAL OF HOYT BUILDING FROM CARROLL FIRE LIMITS
    —NARROW ESCAPE OF C. C. COLCLO FROM DROWNING
   
ORGANIZATION OF JEFF C. DAVIS POST AT CARROLL
   
INCORPORATION OF THE TOWN OF MANNING
   
DISASTROUS FIRE AT MANNING
   
NEW TOWN OF TEMPLETON
   
DEDHAM
   
COON RAPIDS
   
THE MURDER OF THOMAS MAKER AT ARCADIA BY THOMAS FAY
   
THE BIG GLIDDEN FIRE OF CHRISTMAS EVE
   
COL. COOKE ELECTED DEPARTMENT COMMANDER OF THE G. A. R.
   
LYNCHING OF TEXAS DESPERADOES AT HARLAN
   
FIRE CAUSES LARGE WASTE OF ARCADIA PROPERTY
   
THE HANGING OF OLD MAN JELLERSON AND ITS RESULTS
   
DEFALCATION OF COUNTY TREASURER W. R. RUGGLES
   
GRADUAL TREND OF CARROLL COUNTY FROM REPUBLICAN TO DEMOCRATIC PREDILECTIONS
    —RUGGLES' BONDSMEN MUST PAY
...................................................................................................................................................... 119

 

CHAPTER XI.

THE LYNCHING OF THE JELLERSON MURDERERS AT AUDUBON

    —THE ELECTION OF W. L. CULBERTSON AND JOHN K. DEAL AS REPRESENTATIVE AND SENATOR
    —A HISTORIC BLIZZARD BY WHICH CARROLL WAS FOR A WEEK OUT OF THE WORLD
    —THE BURNING OF THE OLD COURT HOUSE
    —THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TOWN OF COON RAPIDS BY A TORNADO
    —DEATH OF EUGENE R. HASTINGS
    —AFTER MANY DEFEATS THE PROPOSITION TO ISSUE BONDS TO BUILD A NEW COURT HOUSE AND
            JAIL CARRIES BY A LARGE MAJORITY
     —BOARD OF SUPERVISORS LETS THE CONTRACT
    —DEATH OF CAPTAIN WINNETT
    —UNION LABOR PARTY RISES AND FALLS
    —DEATH OF FATHER FENDRICK
    —THE PROHIBITORY LIQUOR LAW BECOMES EFFECTIVE IN CARROLL
    —THE OUTBREAK OF BOOZE JOINTS AND THE STRAITS OF THE CITY FOR REVENUE
    —DOLLIVER NOMINATED AND HIS MAIDEN SPEECH AT CARROLL A JOINT DEBATE WITH CAPTAIN YEOMANS
    —FATAL SHOOTING OF HUNTER BY CONSTABLE JAMES MOLSEED
    —ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING OF WM. EIRE BY AGENT ISH AT HALBUR
    —NOMINATION OF JUDGE Z. A. CHURCH AND HIS DEFEAT BY THOMAS RICH
..................................................................................................................................................... 135

 

CHAPTER XII.

THE BEGINNING OF GERMAN SETTLEMENT IN 1867 AT MT. CARMEL

    —COLONIZATION PROJECT OF LAMBERT KNIEST
    —BUILDING OF THE FIRST CATHOLIC CHURCH AT MT. CARMEL
    —DIFFICULTIES OF THE EARLY DAYS
    —THE NEW CHURCH AND AFFILIATED UTILITIES AT MT. CARMEL
    —REV. JOSEPH KUEMPER AND HIS RELATIONS TO THE CARROLL CHURCH AND CONNECTED INSTITUTIONS
    —St. Anthony's Hospital
    —St. Angele's Domestic Science SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
    —ST. JOSEPH'S PARISH, CARROLL
    —MAPLE RIVER PARISH LATELY ESTABLISHED
    —CHRONOLOGY OF MT. CARMEL PARISH, ROSELLE PARISH, WILLEY PARISH, BREDA PARISH
    —REV. B. A. SCHULTE'S WORK OF CHURCH AND PARISH BUILDING IN THE TOWNS ALONG THE MILWAUKEE
           
RAILROAD IN SOUTHERN CARROLL COUNTY
    —TEMPLETON AND COON RAPIDS PARISHES ESTABLISHED IN 1884
    —ST. AUGUSTINE'S PARISH AT HALBUR
...................................................................................................................................................... 149

 

CHAPTER XIII.

CARROLL COUNTY OLD SETTLERS' ASSOCIATION ITS ORIGIN, PURPOSE, AND PRESENT HIGH STANDING

    —ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ASSOCIATION THE MOST IMPORTANT LOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
    —MEETING TO ORGANIZE, JULY 25, 1895
    —J. W. HOBBS, FIRST CHAIRMAN
    —THE ELECTION OF PERMANENT OFFICERS
    —FIRST OFFICERS AND TOWNSHIP VICE PRESIDENTS
    —FIRST ANNUAL MEETING AT CARROLL, AUGUST I, 1895
    —GOOD ATTENDANCE
    —PROCEEDINGS OF THE OCCASION
    —ADDRESS OF WM. GILLEY
    —CONSTITUTION OF THE ORGANIZATION
    —CHARTER MEMBERS
........................................................................................................................................................ 159

 

CHAPTER XIV.

EARLY EDUCATIONAL AND RELIGIOUS PRIVILEGES

    —ABSENCE OF LEGAL MACHINERY AND ITS EFFECTS
    —ANAMOSA A VICTIM OF NIGHT RIDERS, WHO ABANDON HIM ON THE PRAIRIE
    —EXPERIENCE OF WIFE BEATER MAY HAVE BEEN A ROUGH PRACTICAL JOKE
    —ADVENT OF W. AUGUST FONDA, AN ECCENTRIC CHARACTER
    —FONDA DRIVEN FROM OMAHA IN LABOR WAR
    —BOGUS NATURE OF THE MAN
    —ABDUCTED BY UNKNOWN MASKED MEN AT CARROLL
    —TRIP TO STORM CREEK BOTTOM
    —FUNERAL CEREMONIES ENACTED
    —HORSEMAN INTERRUPTS MIDNIGHT RITES
    —FONDA FREE AND FINDS HIS WAY TO GLIDDEN
    —TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO CARROLL
    —THE ELLIOTT EPISODE
    —OSTENSIBLE MAN AND WIFE COME TO CARROLLTON
    —ADVENT OF REAL HUSBAND
    —ELLIOTT ORDERED TO GO AND RETURN AT HIS PERIL
    —HUSBAND AND WIFE REUNITED
    —SETTLERS' POSSE ESCORT COUPLE TO RAILROAD AND SPEED THEIR DEPARTURE

..................................................................................................................................................... 165

 

CHAPTER XV.

RADICAL MODIFICATION OF CLIMATE COMES WITH SETTLEMENT

    —WINTER'S BLIZZARDS AND SUMMER'S TORNADOES
    —SAM TODD'S STORY OF AN EARLY DAY TRAGEDY
    —PARTY FROM HILLSDALE VISITS CARROLL AND IS CAUGHT BY MARCH STORM
    —FOUR OF THE PARTY REACH HOME IN SAFETY
    —FOUR
DRIFT WITH THE STORM AND ARE LOST
    —BLIZZARD CONTINUES THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS
    —CHARACTER OF THE STORM
    —AFTER IT SUBSIDES RESCUE PARTY IS ORGANIZED TO LOOK FOR THE MISSING MEN
    —TWO BODIES FOUND FROZEN STIFF UNDER BOX OF SLED
    —BROTHERS PERISH ON THE CARROLLTON-HILLSDALE
    —TRAIL HORSES FOUND ALIVE BUT CRAZED WITH SUFFERING AND EXPOSURE
    —CLOSING OF THE TRAGEDY
.................................................................................................................................................. 175

 

CHAPTER XVI.

Lad's First Impression Of Carroll County

    —Dreary Ride From Railroad To New Home In Glidden Township
    —Carroll County In 1868
    —The Early Settlers
    —How The Young People Enjoyed Themselves
    —Dr. Miller's Top Buggy
    —The First Gold Watch In The Neighborhood
    —Excitement Of Early Political Campaigns
    —Early Religious ObServances
    —Land Values In 1876
    —Crop Failures And Grasshoppers
    —Scarcity Of Money Among The Settlers And High Interest Rates
    —Future Development And Wealth Not Among The Dreams Of The PIONEERS

.................................................................................................................................................... 181

 

CHAPTER XVII.

ORLANDO H. MANNING POINTS OUT FEATURES IN WHICH CARROLL COUNTY IS FAVORED BEYOND OTHERS

    —THE AFFINITY OF THE LOESS OR BLUFF DEPOSIT TO THE SOILS OF THE RHINE, NILE AND
            YELLOW RIVER VALLEYS
    —THE GREAT DEPTH AND PERMANENT FERTILITY OF THE MISSOURI RIVER ALLUVIUM
    —THE ADVANTAGES OF THE COUNTY DERIVED FROM SADDLING THE TRANS-CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
    —THE LOSS TO EASTERN AGRICULTURAL LANDS FROM THE TRITURATING ACTION OF RAINS AND FLOODS
    —CORN AS KING OF AMERICAN CROPS AND THE UNDEVELOPED USES TO WHICH ITS
            PRODUCTS MAY BE APPLIED
    —MR. MANNING PARTLY APPLIES OLD "Mis" MEANS' ADVICE: "GIT A-PLINTY WHILE Y'u ARE A-GITTIN' "

.................................................................................................................................................... 187

 

CHAPTER XVIII.

GOVERNORS OF IOWA FROM 1846 TO THE PRESENT

    —CONTRIBUTION OF THE STATE TO THE UNITED STATES SENATE
    —MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FROM THE DISTRICTS TO WHICH CARROLL COUNTY HAS BEEN ATTACHED
    —JUDGES OF THE DISTRICT AND CIRCUIT COURTS AND THE DISTRICTS TO WHICH CARROLL
            COUNTY HAS BEEN ATTACHED
    —SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES IN THE LEGISLATURE, WITH THE SENATORIAL AND
            REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICTS TO WHICH CARROLL COUNTY HAS BEEN ATTACHED
    —PRESENT FORM OF ORGANIZATION CONTINUOUS FROM 1884
    —LIST OF COUNTY OFFICIALS FROM DATE OF ORGANIZATION ARRANGED IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

..................................................................................................................................................... 191

 

CHAPTER XIX.

THE FIRST NEWSPAPER

    —THE ENTERPRISE
    —THE WESTERN HERALD
    —THE CARROLL HERALD
    —THE CARROLL SENTINEL
    —THE CARROLL TIMES
    —THE CARROLL DEMOKRAT
    —THE CARROLL NEWS
    —THE FARM JOURNAL
    —THE GLIDDEN SENTINEL
    —THE GLIDDEN SUCCESS
    —THE GLIDDEN GRAPHIC
    —THE MANNING MONITOR
    —THE MANNING HEROLD
    —THE MANNING NEWS
    —THE MANNING FREE PRESS
    —THE COON RAPIDS ENTERPRISE
   
—THE COON RAPIDS CITIZEN
    —THE COON RAPIDS REPORTER
    —THE BREDA WATCHMAN
    —THE BREDA NEWS
    —THE BREDA OSTFRIESISCHE NACHRICHTEN
    —WELL KNOWN NEWSPAPER MEN
.................................................................................................................................................... 211

 

CHAPTER XX.

Educational

    —The
F
IRST SCHOOL TAUGHT IN cARROLL cOUNTY
    —MISS JANE M'curdy, The First Teacher
    —The Public Schools
    —SuperintendEnts
   
SCHOOL DISTRICTS
   
—THE COST OF SUSTAINING SCHOOLS
    —PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS
    —ABSTRACT OF INFORMATION PERTAINING TO CITY AND TOWN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS

.
................................................................................................................................................. 219

 

CHAPTER XXI.

RAILROADS

    —CHICAGO & NORTH WESTERN RAILROAD
    —THE CHICAGO GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY
    —THE CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE & ST. PAUL RAILROAD
    —THE BUILDING OF THE FIRST RAILROAD
................................................................................................................................................ 225

 

CHAPTER XXII.

AGRICULTURAL

    —CARROLL COUNTY IN ITS PHYSICAL FORMATION
    —LOCATED IN THE NOTED CORN BELT OF IOWA
   
—FINE STOCK IN THE COUNTY
    —TOTAL NUMBER OF FARMS THE PRINCIPAL PRODUCTS RAISED
............................................................................................................................................... 231

 

CHAPTER XXIII.

CARROLL

    —THE TOWN LAID OUT
    —THE FIRST BUILDING ERECTED
    —THE FIRST BUSINESS MEN
    —THE FIRST CITY OFFICERS
    —THE CENSUS FROM 1869 TO 1910
    —MAYORS
    —POSTMASTERS
    —COUNTY OFFICES MOVED TO CARROLL
    —THE PRESENT COURTHOUSE
    —MEN PROMINENT IN BUSINESS AND POLITICAL AFFAIRS
    —THE HIGH SCHOOL
    —NORMAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT
    —PUBLIC LIBRARY
................................................................................................................................................... 233

 

CHAPTER XXIV.

OTHER TOWNS OF CARROLL COUNTY

    —MANNING
    —COON RAPIDS
    —GLIDDEN
    —ARCADIA
    —HALBUR
    —RALSTON
    —LANESBORO
    —LIDDERDALE
    —DEDHAM
    —TEMPLETON
    —BREDA
    —CARROLLTON
    —AND OTHER INLAND TOWNS
.................................................................................................................................................... 241

 

CHAPTER XXV.

THE WHEATLAND TOWNSHIP GERMAN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
................................................................................................................................................... 249

 

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