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USA Seal - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!  A PROCLAMATION:

 Washington, April 14, 1861.
      Whereas the laws of the United States have been for some time past and now are opposed and the execution thereof obstructed in the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings or by the powers vested in the marshals by law:
     Now, therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States in virtue of the power in me vested by the Constitution and the laws, have thought fit to call forth, and hereby do call forth, the militia of the several States of the Union, to the aggregate number of 75,000, in order to suppress said combinations and to cause the laws to be duly executed. The details of this object will be immediately communicated to the State authorities through the War Department.
     I appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate, and aid this effort to maintain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of our National Union, and the perpetuity of popular government, and to redress wrongs already long enough endured. I deem it proper to say that the first service assigned to the forces hereby called forth will probably be to repossess the forts, places, and property which have been seized from the Union, and in every event the utmost care will be observed, consistently with the objects aforesaid, to avoid any devastation, any destruction of or interference with property, or any disturbance of peaceful citizens in any part of the country.
     And I hereby command the persons composing the combinations aforesaid to disperse and retire peaceably to their respective abodes within twenty days from date. Deeming that the present condition of public affairs presents an extraordinary occasion, I do hereby, in virtue of the power in me vested by the Constitution, convene both houses of Congress. Senators and Representatives are therefore summoned to assemble at their respective chambers at twelve o'clock noon on Thursday, the fourth day of July next, then and there to consider and determine such measures as in their wisdom the public safety and interest may seem to demand.
     In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
     Done at the city of Washington this fifteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and of the Independence of the United States the eighty-fifth.
By the President:
WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.

USA War DepartmentSeal - Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo!  TO: Governors of:   Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota
 Washington, April 15, 1861.
      Under the act of Congress "for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, repel invasions," approved February 28, 1795, I have the honor to request Your Excellency to cause to be immediately detached from the militia of your State the quota designated in the table below, to serve as infantry or riflemen, for the period of three months, unless sooner discharged.
     Your Excellency will please communicate to me the time at or about which your quota will be expected at its rendezvous, as it will be met as soon as practicable by an officer or officers to muster it into the service and pay of the United States. At the same time the oath of fidelity to the United States will be administered to every officer and man. The mustering officer will be instructed to receive no man under the rank of commissioned officer who is in years apparently over forty-five or under eighteen, or who is not in physical strength and vigor.

 Regiments  Officers  Men  Aggregat (Total)
 One  37  743  780

 The rendezvous for your State will be: Keokuk, Iowa
 I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
     SIMON CAMERON, Secretary of War.

 Source:  Governors were notified by telegraph, same date, of the requisition being made.
 Correspondence, Orders, Reports, and returns of the Union Authorities from Nov 01, 1860, to Mar 31, 1862.

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 When President LINCOLN called for volunteers to enlist for 90 days to put down the southern rebellion. Most people, North and South, thought the war would be short. LINCOLN asked for a specific number of soldiers from each state, and volunteers quickly met his request. After the first battles everyone realized that the war would not end quickly, and the Army started to signed up men for three years.
 As the war began, Iowa was committed to the Union cause. Thousands of Iowans volunteered at the first call for soldiers. But the Union was not prepared for war. At first Iowans did not have enough weapons or ammunition. Governor Samuel Kirkwood appealed to Washington, but no arms arrived. He then sent Grenville Dodge to Washington to plead Iowa's case. Dodge was successful and returned with some supplies. Camp McClellan was built on the banks of the Mississippi River near Davenport as a training post for Iowa soldiers. Still, the first departing men were inadequately armed, clothed and trained.

 When the War Department issued a call for volunteers and asked for one regiment from Iowa. Governor Samuel Kirkwood was uncertain if Iowa could raise the number of volunteers necessary to meet its quota, but enough men enlisted to form ten regiments.  In total, Iowa furnished 48 infantry regiments, 9 cavalry regiments and 4 batteries of artillery. Iowa also furnished one black regiment and a thousand replacement troops.  Iowa’s 76,000 soldiers conducted themselves with honor throughout the war. Twenty-seven received Congressional Medals of Honor. Thirteen thousand died. Many more died from disease than from bullet wounds.

Click to see Source on this 1909 Biography! On the 4th of March, 1861, Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, was inducted into the office of president of the United States, amidst the cheers and acclaim of that majority of the people of the county which believed that the traffic in slaves and the institution of human bondage was wrong morally and should be made so legally. The joys of the multitude all over the country in the successful culmination of the inaugural exercises were intermingled by the unsuppressed hisses and execrations of the southern element, whose "peculiar institution" was jeopardized by Lincoln's assumption of the reins of government. And their determination to resist him and his policies was made fully manifest to the people of the north when they were electrified and horrified by the intelligence that on April 15, 1861, the flag of this country has been insulted and assaulted by the rebel cannon, planted at Charleston, South Carolina, by firing upon Fort Sumter, in the harbor close by, and her commandant. Major Anderson, asked to surrender. It was then President Lincoln determined that civil war was on and issued a general proclamation for seventy-five thousand troops.

     In 1861 Page county was still an infant in swaddling clothes. There was not a railroad or line of telegraph within her borders, consequently, news traveled slowly. But when the people of the county came to a full realization of the situation, they were not so slow to act. They were true sons and descendants of the heroes of "the times that tried men's souls." To every call of either men or money there was a willing and ready response and it was the boast of this people that had the supply of men run short, there were women brave enough, daring enough and patriotic enough, to have offered themselves as sacrifices on their country's altar.

     It was at once the fear of many that a raid might be the first thing with which to contend from the near-by and neighboring state of Missouri. At once, on the first news from Fort Sumter and after the President's call for troops, a meeting was held in Clarinda on the 4th of May, 1861. Dr. A. H. East was called to the chair and Click on Redball for E-Mail to this Source<--- Jacob Butler chosen secretary. After transacting some preliminary business the meeting adjourned to meet the following Tuesday, when a company was formed and officers elected.
Click on Redball for E-Mail to this Source<--- Joseph Cramer was chosen captain;
R. F. Connor, first lieutenant; and
George Baker, second lieutenant.

The company consisted of twenty-seven persons and was organized merely for home protection.

     On the 4th of May 1861, a meeting was also held at Amity. George McCullough was called to the chair and W. R. McLaughlin acted as secretary. On a call being made for persons to join the company, thirty-nine men gave their names. At this meeting the following preamble and resolution was adopted:
Whereas, In view of the existing state of the country we believe it wise for all able bodied men to organize themselves into military companies ; therefore Resolved, That we, citizens of Amity and vicinity, without distinction of party, recommend the organization of a military company, not for aggression but for the purpose of protecting ourselves and our country.

A meeting of the citizens of Harlan township was held at the Olive Branch schoolhouse on Saturday, April 11, 1861, and a company of forty- one men was organized.
     John McCormick was chosen Captain;
     John Caskey, First Lieutenant; and
     Thomas Whitehill, Second Lieutenant.

The citizens of Amity and Buchanan townships held a war meeting at Braddyville on the 8th of May, 1861, at which time a company was organized, officered as follows:
     Captain, Joseph Smith;
     First Lieutenant, N. C. Martin;
     Second Lieutenant, J. H. Bangs.

These companies were all organized for home protection, and none too soon, as the following, taken from the files of the Page County Herald, of May 24, 1861, will attest:
     "Intelligence reached us yesterday of a contemplated attack upon Amity, and in response to their call for assistance, Captain Bowen of the Clarinda Guards, marched his company to the threatened place. Captain McCormick, of the Harlan Blues, also marched down with his company, as did Captain Smith with his company. The news of an attack reached Amity through a Union man, resident in Missouri, and his information was such that there can be no doubt but the hell-hounds were congregating at Graves, six miles below Amity for the purpose of making an attack upon the town but the presence of three hundred armed and drilled men may have deterred them from their purpose for the present but there is no doubt but an attack is contemplated and will be made as soon as a suitable opportunity presents."

Click on Redball for E-Mail to this Source<--- See: [1st NE, Inf., Co. F]
The first company mustered into the United States service from this county was Captain Thomas M. Bowen's.
It departed from Clarinda on the morning of Tuesday, June 19, 1861. It had been previously announced that they would start on that day and the announcement brought hundreds together to witness their departure and to bid them God speed. The ladies of Clarinda prepared a beautiful flag and presented it to the company just before their departure and so determined were they that nothing should enter into its composition that had been produced by traitor hands, they made it wholly from woolen fabrics of the very best quality, furnished by Judge WILSON and sewed with linen thread. On behalf of the Page County Bible Society, Mr. Loranz presented each member of the company with a pocket edition of the New Testament.

Mrs. N. B. Moore in presenting the flag to the company made the following remarks:
"Gentlemen: We meet today as many, if not all of us, never met before, to bid adieu to wife, mother, father, sister, brother and friend, and to take up your line of march as soldiers for the field of action, having been stimulated to rush to the rescue of our country to crush treason and rebellion, which under its fit emblem, the serpent, seeks to entwine itself about the institutions of our country and crush those principles which are peculiar to and endeared by every American. Stimulated by your love of freedom, your attachment to our country and a desire to perpetuate her institutions, to protect the homes of the free and to preserve inviolable the precious boon of liberty purchased by our forefathers blood, and by them handed down to us. We come to witness that departure and to bid you adieu. We come with emotions of pride and gratitude that in our midst are those who are ready and have at the call of those in authority taken the solemn oath to maintain this heaven favored government, to enter the service of the United States and are willing to sacrifice your lives for the defense and maintenance of liberty and the overthrow of tyranny. But with these emotions are mingled those of sympathy and solemnity. In your toilsome marches, your exposures, the sacrifices you make of the pleasures and enjoyments of home, your sufferings upon the battlefield, wounded, sick, dying, cast your mind's eye back to Clarinda and remember you have our warmest sympthy, the affection of our hearts and our prayers. A number of you. Captain Bowen, Lieutenants Burns and Scott, leave wives beloved and children dear behind. You all have affectionate friends. We may not, in all probability, ever all meet again. The exposures incident to a soldier's life, the traitor's rifle, bayonet or sword, may cause the winding sheet to be thrown about you and your bodies be given back to mother earth.
"It is solemn to think that on this side of vast eternity we may never all meet again, and yet there is no death so honorable, so glorious, as his who falls battling for liberty. In the days of the revolution the wife said to the husband, the mother to the son, the sister to the brother, go purchase for us liberty, even if it costs you your heart's blood. The women of that day battled alongside of husbands and sons to drive back the oppressor's rod and to gain freedom from tyranny. They conquered. Our forefathers bought it but not until their blood had saturated the American soil and their bones were scattered through its villages and over its hilltops. We, their off spring, have been happy in the enjoyment of the land of the free and the home of the brave. But now ambitious, selfish traitors have raised up to destroy this glorious fabric, our government, to tear down the emblem of our liberty, the star spangled banner, and to supplant it with the black flag of treason and rebellion. And we, as wives, mothers, sisters say go, protect the flag that has so long waved over us, that we have compelled all nations on the globe to honor and respect. Our pride, the pride of our nation. Avenge its wrongs. Let our motto be, "death to him who insults it." And now, gentlemen, on behalf of the ladies of Clarinda, as a token of their respect, confidence and hope in you that you will not disgrace yourselves, your, friends or your country, I present to you through your captain, this flag, prepared by our hands, with this injunction: that you never permit its insults to go unpunished; that you never suffer it to be trailed in the dust or trampled under foot by a traitor or be borne by a coward."

Captain Thomas M. Bowen, on the part of the company, received the flag with the following remarks:
"Ladies: With pleasure we receive from you this beautiful banner as a token of your kindly feelings for us and your unfaltering interest in the welfare of the best and greatest government on earth. Ambitious traitors have raised their hands to destroy this sacred legacy of our forefathers, to blot from the record of nations the name of this fair fabric and in its stead place one which every sentiment of freedom abhors, the success of which would extinguish every spark of liberty throughout the world and blast the hopes of thousands everywhere where sighs for freedom are wafted to us on every breeze. This must not, shall not be. Already the kindled fires of patriotism are spreading far and wide and will rush on into one general conflagration until every traitor and every vestige of treason shall be laid low. Our country calls ; we go; some of us may never return. Whereever we go this emblem of liberty shall float over us and if it be our fate to die upon the sanguinary field, our latest sigh shall be that the fair hands that formed this banner for us could not have the opportunity of soothing our parting to the eternal world.
"The Bibles presented to us by our friend Loranz, on behalf of the Page County Bible Society, will be preserved as an evidence of his interest in our eternal as well as temporal welfare. From their pages may each of us endeavor to learn to pass safely through the dark shadows of the grave into the eternal regions of light beyond. For the many kindnesses shown us and the material aid given us by our friends, we can only give our earnest thanks. Farewell."

At the conclusion of his remarks three hearty cheers were given for volunteers, when they formed in line and marched around the public square, halting opposite the Delevan House. At this place most of the crowd sought the opportunity of bidding a kind adieu, when those emotions which emanate from the bravest hearts began to manifest themselves. Most of the volunteers being young men, it was probably the severest trial of their lives to bid farewell to their friends arid go forth to meet a traitor foe, but hard as it was no one seemed for a moment to hesitate between the pleasures of home and friends and their duty to their country. All hearts were moved, at their departure and scarcely one but was moved with feelings of both pleasure and pain; pleasure that among the thousands of gallant freemen who had tendered the governor of Iowa their services and sought anxiously for position in the army of the nation, those from Page county were the most favored; and pained to think so many genial spirits were compelled to depart, some never to return. Eight teams had been kindly offered to take them to Omaha, the company having decided to enter a Nebraska regiment, so at the start they were not put to as severe a trial as ordinarily fails to a soldier's lot.

Click on Redball for E-Mail to this Source<--- See: [1st NE, Inf., Co. F]
The following are the names of the officers and men who composed the company: Captain, T. M. Bowen; first lieutenant, G. W. Burns, second lieutenant, Alexander Scott; orderly sergeant, John P. Murphy. Privates: W. M. Alexander, J. E. Arnold, D. Alexander, R. H. Blair, J. Blair, James Brown, Henry Bigel, C. A. Birum, W. L. Bayley, A. Brown, Samuel Buck, Henry Chandler, W. I. Cooper, D. Clevinger, J. W. Edwards, William B. Folsom, Dayton F. Fairchild, D. Goodman, Joseph Richey, B. S. Rawlings, J. S. Salsbury, W. P. Swiggett, J. W. Scholes, E. A. Swatman, Joseph Thomas, P. R. Wagner, A. Valuntine, T. Helmick, Joseph Hill, William Irving, W. L. Jaycox, M. C. Johnson, N. D. Kelley, George Middaugh, Jerry McCool, W. McClelland, Robert McKissick, G. W. McMillan, Ruel Miller, J. McCormick, Silas Owen, John W. Owen, Payton Parker, R. W. Polsley, Jacob Roth, F. Smith, A. Strong, M. L. Storrs, E. W. Squires, Thomas K. Tippin and Smith P. Tuttle.

Click on Redball for E-Mail to this Source<--- See: [1st NE, Inf., Co. I]
One month after the first company left Page county, another had been recruited and was ready for the service. This, like the former company also entered the First Nebraska Infantry. This company was officered as follows: Captain, Jacob Butler; first lieutenant. Henry Ribble; second lieutenant, F. L. Cramer. Privates: John W. Bashford, W. J. Woods, Jasper Die, T. J. Swingle, John Rhodes, Richard Boatman, Jacob Weaver, T. M. Wray, George W. Newell, Isaac N. Wray, John Gill, J. W. Glover, J. S. Ware, F. M. Cabbie, B. F. Shepherd, Samuel Mardis, Frank Huffner, John Miles, Samuel Fountain, B. F. Bates, Samuel Will, William Stallard, T. A. Braddy, J. C. Ware, W. G. Moferty, John Cane, E. Tuthill, H. H. Lindall, John J. Wray, J. W. Pangburn, J. H. Bangs, J. Ewing, Robert Ewing, J. Selman, George Lyons, W. Brown, S. A. Musser, J. W. Skinner, Benson Thomspon, Eugene 0. Storrs, W. C. Floyd, A. C. Martin, J. Gratz- buck, W. J. Jones, W. W. Larimer, Isaac Lewis, Thomas B. Hatch, J. Howard, F. A. McDonald, E. A. Smith, Samuel Lutes, William King, Samuel Guthrie, David G. Gray, Robert McElroy, W. H. Morton, William Abbott, Joseph Goddard, James Stephenson, Edwin Royster, Harvey Wray and G. W. Adams.

The regiment to which these companions were attached, the First Nebraska Infantry, was ordered south about the middle, of August, 1861, and after participating in Fremont's Missouri campaign, were ordered farther south and took part in the battle of Fort Donelson, that being their first lively engagement. These companies also participated in the battles of Shiloh and Corinth, and in both engagements acquitted themselves in such a manner as to call forth plaudits, thus winning the admiration of all. In November, 1863, after the regiment veteranized, it was changed to the First Nebraska Cavalry, in which position it served during the remainder of the war.

Click on Redball for E-Mail to this Source<--- See: [4th IA, Inf., Co. K]
The next company, or at least a portion of it, recruited in this county, was for the Fourth Iowa Cavalry. The members of the company from Page county were recruited by Rev. J. M. Rush, who was second lieutenant of the company. At the time he entered the service he had charge of the Methodist church on the Hawleyville circuit. Both of the other officers, Captain Rector and Lieutenant Guyle, of Fremont county, were also Methodist ministers.

In the latter part of August, 1861, a company was recruited for the Fourth Iowa Infantry. Joseph Cramer was Captain. On January 22, 1862, the Fourth joined the army of the southwest under General Curtis, and for thirty months thereafter was in continuous active service. It never fell to its lot to do post duty. It took an active part at Pea Ridge, where General Curtis declared it "won immortal honors." At this battle Second Lieutenant James T. Chittenden, of Company K, the company recruited from Page county, was mortally wounded in the breast and died from the effects of the same in the hospital at Cassville, Missouri, about the first of May, 1863. The record of this regiment in its march against Price to Springfield and to Ozark Mountains, to Batesville and across Arkansas to Helena, thence to Chickasaw Bayou and up the Arkansas river to Arkansas Post, from Milliken's Bend around through Grand Gulf and Jackson to the rear of Vicksburg, to Memphis, thence across the country to Chattanooga and with Sherman against Atlanta, is one of the achievements unsurpassed for brilliancy and bravery. It was engaged on more than thirty battlefields, met the enemy in eight different rebel states and was never repulsed. It fought at Pea Ridge, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Jackson, Vicksburg, Cherokee Station, Caney Creek, Tuscumbia, Chattanooga, Lookout Moun- tain, Mission Ridge, Ringgold, Columbus, Goldsboro, Atlanta, Resaca and Kenesaw Mountain. It was present at the Grand Review at Washington, thence going to Louisville, where it did provost guard duty until July 25, 1865, when it came to Davenport and was mustered out September 3rd.

Click on Redball for E-Mail to this Source<--- See: [25th MO, Inf., Co. K]
About the time Captain Joseph Cramer was recruiting his company, Dr. George H. Rumbaugh of Hawleyville was engaged in organizing a Cavalry? company for a Missouri regiment, and on Saturday, August 24, 1861, the company left Hawleyville for St. Joseph, MO., where they joined their regiment. After the battle of Lexington his company was disbanded and he immediately took steps toward organizing another company and. after organizing the same his company was assigned to the Twenty-fifth Missouri Infantry. Dr. Rumbaugh was a short time afterward promoted to major of his regiment, in which position he served until he was mustered out of the service.

[Other records show this to be a "Infantry" Company, NOT a "Cavalry" ..prs]

Click on Redball for E-Mail to this Source<--- See: [5th IA, Cav., Co. C]
On the 2d of September, 1861, Captain John M. Young and Lieutenant C. A. B. Langdon left Page City with a company of cavalry for Omaha, intending to join a Nebraska regiment, there being no Iowa cavalry regiment recruiting for the service at the time and they either had to join a regiment outside of their own state, or disband.
They remained in Omaha until the latter part of December, 1861, when, pursuant to special order, they were attached to a regiment known as "Curtis' Horse." June 25, 1862, the regiment was assigned to the state of Iowa and called the "Fifth Iowa Cavalry, Co. C"
On November 1, 1862, Captain Young was appointed major and was afterward promoted to colonel.
This regiment saw hard service and at one time it was reduced to thirty horses, so arduous had been their campaign around Atlanta. Concerning an expedition under Major Young, General Elliott, chief of cavalry, under date of November 17, 1863, wrote as follows:
"The success of the scout under command of Major Young, shows that he has been energetic and shows judgment in the management of his command."
He also received the thanks of the major general for the brave energetic and prudent manner in which the expedition was conducted. Thus it will be observed that it mattered not in what department of the service the Page county soldiers participated, they always acquitted themselves with honor.

Click on Redball for E-Mail to this Source<--- See: [23rd IA, Inf., Co. F]
The next company to leave the county enlisted in August, 1862, in the Twenty-third Iowa Infantry. This was probably the largest company to enlist from Page county during the war, there being no less than ninety-two [92 Men] enlistments from the county in Company F of that regiment. A complete history of this regiment will be found in connection with our history of Iowa regiments.

Click on Redball for E-Mail to this Source<--- See: [8th IA, Cav., Co. A]
The latter part of August, 1863, Captain George W. BURNS age 30yrs [b. 1833] resigned his position in the First Nebraska and came home and immediately commenced recruiting a company for the Eighth Iowa Cavalry, and on the 30th of September the regiment was mustered into service. On the morning of October i7th, the Eighth left Camp Roberts for Louisville, Kentucky, where they arrived on the 2ist and went into camp. On the 4th of November, the regiment commenced its march for Nashville, Tennessee, where it arrived on the morning of the 17th. The regiment participated in the battles in and around Atlanta, doing hard and valuable service. Of the two hundred and ninety-two enlisted men and twenty-four officers who started on the McCook raid, but twenty men and officers returned to the federal lines, the balance having either been killed, wounded or taken prisoners. In summerizing up the history of the regiment for 1864, its colonel, J. B. Dorr, took occasion to say: "I may be permitted to say that it has been about as hard and continuous service as has fallen to the lot of any command in the same time. It has, without including skirmishes, which were many, taken part in fifteen engagements, the casualties amounting to one hundred and sixty-eight, not including over two hundred men and officers taken prisoners."

Click on Redball for E-Mail to this Source<--- See: [29th IA, Inf., Co. F]
 Page county was also represented in the Twenty-ninth Iowa Infantry. Charles B. Shoemaker was mustered into the service as Major, September 16, 1862, and remained with the regiment until January 7, 1865, when he resigned. There were only fourteen men from Page countv in the Twenty-ninth.

 The county was also represented in the following regiments:
Click on Redball for E-Mail to this Source<--- See: [11th MO, Cav., Co. C]
Click on Redball for E-Mail to this Source<--- See: [1st IA, Cav., Co. A]

 Seventeenth Iowa Infantry [No Record Found!...prs] and

Click on Redball for E-Mail to this Source<---  Source: History of Page Co., Iowa - 1909 Vol. I & II

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Uncle George K. ANNAN, 1915-1996, age 81yrs, Click on Thumbnail for Larger Photo! These records are dedicated to one of my best friends, my Uncle: Click on Redball for More Info.<--- George K. ANNAN, 1915-1996, age 81yrs I Compiled and self Published some various Towns & Townships Maps records in Jun. 28, 1986. Uncle George, would tutor me for hours, on the struture of Townships, we would visit various historical sites in Page County and he would explain to me a lot of his first had experiance. Uncle George, grew up in rual area of Yorktown, Page Co., Iowa. He was a large land owner, and Farmer, and was Commissioner on the Page County Soil Conservation District for over 30 years; Director of the Iowa Association of Soil Conservation District Commissioners; Served on the State Soil Conservation Committee; Member of the Lions Club of Clarinda, Iowa; Was a 4-H leader for many years; Helped organize the Lincoln Leaders Boys 4-H Club. Received many awards as a commissioner,  Outstanding Commissioner for Region VII in 1960;  Watershed Achievement Award in 1979;  Emmett ZOLLARS Award in 1974;  Page Co., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Award in 1976; just to name a few. Paul R. Sarrett, Jr.
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