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Page. | PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS-
First Assessment and Tax List.. .125 Political Contests and Representa-
The Chiefs Winneshiek and Decorah.141 Court House and Jail.
Dorchester, Lafayette, Paint Rock,
County Organization and First Offi-
Myron and Lybrand
Sketch of Father Lowery. 368 Criminal Episodes.....
Township Organizations. ..389 Chapter 1.-Waukon.
HE object of this work is to place upon record, in a reliable manner and
in a permanent forın, whatever incidents of importance have transpired
within the limits of Winneshiek and Allamakee Comties since their first settlement. As preliminary to this, a brief History of lowa is given, including an account of its discovery and occupation: its Indian tribes; a sketch of preterritorial times; an outline of Iowa when a Territory; its State organization, growth and progress; its public institutions, public lands and schools; its political and war records. These facts are from the pen of a well-known writer, and may be relied upon as accurate.
In the history of the Counties, facts and figures, incidents and reminiscences, anecdotes and sketches, are given, with a variety and completeness, it is thought, commensurate to their importance. This has necessitated, on the part of the editorial staff, an appreciable quantity of persevering effort; but their labor has been cheered by the cordial assistance and good will of many friends to the enterprise in both Counties, to all of whom grateful acknowledgments are tendered. They have enabled us to give to the present generation a valuable reflex, it is believed, of the times and deeds of pioneer days; and to erect to the pioneer men and women of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties a merited and lasting monument. November, 1882.
W. E. A.