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Odebolt History Index
The  history of the town of Odebolt, Iowa and surrounding area,
biographies of its people,  historic photos and news from the past.

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 INTRODUCTION 
ODEBOLT HISTORICAL MUSEUM ASSOC.
CREDIT AND THANKS
  • Historian, Erik Eriksson
  • 1977 Centennial Committee
  • Thanks to Contributors
  • TOWN HISTORY
  • How Odebolt was named
  • More on Odebolt's name
  • New Story on Odebolt's name
  • Odebolt's "Bang Town"
  • Odebolt's Beginnings
  • 1891- 92 Building Boom
  • Miscellaneous Items
  • Town Hall and Post Office
  • Fire Department
  • Swimming Pool
  • Cemetery
  • City Park (Hanson Park)
  • Library History
  • 1950's Observation Tower
  • 75th Year Parade
  • BUSINESS HISTORY
    BIOGRAPHIES/MEMOIRS
  • 1882 Biographies
  • 1893 Biographies
  • 1914 Biographies
  • 1926-27 Pioneer Series
  • 1938 "50 Year" Bios
  • 1977 Centennial Bios
  • Recollections & Memoirs
  • Submitted Bios & Info
  • OBITUARIES
    SCHOOL HISTORY
    CHURCH HISTORY
  • Faith Lutheran (Swedish Luth.)
  • Records
  • The Nelsons & "The Stuga"
  • Trinity Lutheran
  • Salem Reformed
  • Immanuel Lutheran
  • Congregational Church
  • First Presbyterian
  • St. Martin's Catholic 
  • Mission Covenant Church
  • United Methodist
  • Epworth Chapel
  • Bethel Methodist
  • Richland Methodist
  • Boyer Methodist 
  • RANCHES AND FARMS
  • Cook Ranch (Brookmont Farm)
    Don and Dan Etler's historical presentation about Brookmont Farm (the Cook Ranch) is on-line on YouTube.  Click Here
     
  • Wheeler Ranch
    Articles about Hiram C. Wheeler
     
  • Adams Ranch (Fairview Farm)
  • Lakin, Shinrome, Stenoien
  • Mennonite COs at Fairview during WWI  (large 4.5MB .pdf. Allow time to load)
  • Off site article about Adams Ranch;  The Mule Solution: Farming with Mules
  • Odebolt Area Farm Photos
  • HISTORIC PLACES
  • INCLUDES: The Stuga,  Peterson Pioneer Home, Odebolt Museum, Memorial Walk Park, Field Carnegie Library,  Monument Circle, More
  • NEWS FROM THE PAST

    Transcriptions from early newspapers. (some not on microfilm) by B. Ekse

  • Odebolt News From the Past
  • Sac Sun Excerpts
  • NEWSPAPER HISTORY
  • ON-LINE Odebolt newspapers now on-line;  spanning 1877 to 2004
  • Odebolt Newspaper history
  • History,Odebolt Chronicle
  • W.E. Hamilton & Early Days
  • Hamilton & the Cherry Sisters
  • Paul Wagner
  • Letters, Wagner, Hook & Wieser
  • Progress in Odebolt
  • MILITARY HISTORY
  • 1882 GAR
  • American Legion Roose Post 313
  • Men lost WWI, WWII and Vietnam
  • The Patten Brothers-Nine members in WWII Navy at once.
  • John E. Kuhl WWI letters
  • PHOTO GALLERY 
  • INCLUDES: Photos and Postcards
    from Bauer, Keller and Druivenga
    Collections, Farms, Firemen, Adams and Cook Ranch, 1938 Businessmen, Aerial View, Country Schools, MORE
  •  Help identify unknown photos ... Click on this link

    1880 SAC COUNTY CENSUS
  • 1880 Census Search (LDS)
  • 1880 Sac Co. Census Images
     from Sac County Genweb
  • SAC COUNTY
  • Early Sac Co. History
  • Early County Towns & P.O's
  • 1908 Sac Co. Township Maps
  • 1908 Sac Co. Index of Patrons
  • Herring Cemetery
  • Sac Sun excerpts, 1871-77
  • LINKS OF INTEREST
  • Odebolt Area Surname Links
  • History & Genealogy Links
  • Home Page

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