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History of Adair
County, Iowa,
and its People.  1915.

Volume 1.

  
 

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Contents

Title Page

A Prefatory Remark

Introduction

Table of Contents

Chapter I.  First Inhabitants of Adair Count.  Foreward --- First Settlers --- First Events.

Chapter II.  Organization and Government of Adair County. Creation of County --- First Meeting of County Court --- Location of County Seat --- Further County Court Proceedings --- The Board of Supervisors --- Summary of County Officials --- Clerks --- Auditors --- Treasurers --- Recorders --- Sheriffs --- Coroners --- Surveyors --- Representatives --- Senators --- School Superintendents --- County Attorneys --- Courthouse --- Jail History.

Chapter III.  The County Seat War. 

Chapter IV.  Military History of Adair County.  Roster of Men from Adair County --- Roll of Honor --- Sketch of Twenty-Ninth Iowa Infantry --- Adair County Boys in the Spanish-American War --- Regimental Sketch --- Adair County's Honored Dead of the Civil War and the Spanish-American War.

Chapter V.  Progress of Education.  The Early Schools --- 1915 School Statistics --- Independent City, Town and Village Districts --- School Townships --- Rural Independent Districts --- Total of All Schools --- Educational --- Greenfield High School Building -- A Picture of Early Schools.

Chapter VI.  The Bench and Bar of Adair County.  The District Court --- The Circuit Court --- The County Court --- Important Criminal Cases --- The Mentger Murder --- The Bar --- The Members of the Present Bar.

Chapter VII.  The Medical Profession.  First Physicians --- Adair County Medical Association --- Register of Doctors.

Chapter VIII.  History of the Churches.  Methodist Episcopal --- Congregational --- United Presbyterian --- Catholic --- German Lutheran --- Christian --- Orient Churches --- Baptist --- Other Churches.

Chapter IX.  Greenfield Town and Township.  Organization --- Settlement --- A Sketch of Early Greenfield --- The Present City --- Greenfield Banks --- Early Hotels --- Mills --- First Items --- Incorporation --- Postoffice --- Commercial Club --- Newspapers --- Greenfield Water Works --- Paving --- Electricity --- Library --- Lodges, Societies and Clubs --- The Creamery Industry.

Chapter X.  Summerset Township and Fontanelle.  Settlement --- First Things --- Organization --- Beginning of Fontanelle --- Early Business Interests --- Banks --- Fontanelle Observer --- Defunct Papers --- Municipal Growth --- Postoffice --- First Hotels --- First Industries --- Incorporation --- Organizations.

Chapter XI.  Orient Town and Township.  Organization --- Early Settlers --- Notes of History --- Town of Orient --- Banks --- Societies --- Newspapers.

Chapter XII.  Summit Township and City of Adair.  Early Settlement --- First Items --- Organization --- Adair --- Growth of Business --- Banks --- Newspapers --- Mills and Elevators --- Hotels --- Postoffice --- Growth of City --- Societies --- A Train Robbery --- The 1884 Fire.

Chapter XIII.  Bridgewater Town and Township.  Organization --- Bridgewater Town --- Banks.

Chapter XIV.  Jefferson Township --- Early Settlement --- Early Day Items --- Mills --- Postoffice --- Organization.

Chapter XV.  Richland Township.  Early Settlement --- Historic Items --- Organization --- Lodges and Churches --- Biographical --- Nevin.

Chapter XVI.  Jackson Township --- Early Settlement --- First Items --- Organization --- Postoffice.

Chapter XVII.  Lincoln Township --- Early Settlement --- Items --- Organization --- Stuart.

Chapter XVIII.  Harrison Township --- Topography --- Early Settlement --- Organization --- Port Union Postoffice --- Stores --- Notes.

Chapter XIX.  Grove Township --- Organization --- Early Settlement --- Items.

Chapter XX.  Eureka Township --- First Settlement --- Organization --- Items.

Chapter XXI.  Prussia Township --- Topography --- Early Settlement --- Organization --- Items.

Chapter XXII.  Washington Township --- Early Settlement --- Organization --- Pioneer Notes --- Biographical.

Chapter XXIII.  Grand River Township --- Topography --- Settlement --- Organization.

Chapter XXIV.  Union Township --- Topography --- Settlement --- Items.

Chapter XXV.  Walnut Township --- Topography --- Early Settlement --- Scraps --- Casey.

Chapter XXVI.  Lee Township --- Topography --- Early Settlement Early Events --- Organization.

Chapter XXVII.  Miscellaneous --- Railroads --- Telephones --- County Bridge and Road Work --- The Grange --- Roads --- County Fair Association --- Farmers' Institutes --- Agricultural Development --- Early Times in Fontanelle --- Wild Game --- Privations --- Panther --- Reminiscences of S. W. Pryor --- Early Settlement in North Part of Adair County --- A Bad Winter --- Chautauqua --- Mills --- Coal Mining --- Statistics and Population --- The Adair County Mutual Insurance Association --- An Underground Railroad Station --- Marriages --- Town Plats --- The Silent City --- Early Finance --- Short Sketches.

Chapter XXVIII.  Geological Report on Adair County by James Willis Gow --- Previous Geological Work --- Elevations --- Exposures and Deep Shafts --- Exposures East of the Divide --- The Drift Sheets --- Post-Pleistocene Deposits --- Economic Geology --- Botany.

 

 

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