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Before settlers first arrived in the 1800s, Clinton County rested full of promise along the western edge of the Mississippi River. In the years that have passed, it has become an area of great commercial, agricultural, and industrial accomplishments. From the initial settlement of Lyons, DeWitt, and Camanche, where axe and oxen were prevalent on the scene, to the modern communities that are now home to astronauts and artisans, this book illustrates the incredible growth that has occurred over nearly two centuries. Through over 200 historical photographs, the Clinton County Historical Society documents how Clinton County has become a national treasure of culture and character.
Author Bio: The Clinton County Historical Society was founded in 1965 for the purpose of promoting and preserving the heritage of Clinton County, Iowa. Its museum, which was originally a commission house built in 1858, is blessed with an extraordinary collection of photographs, many of which are published here for the first time. The historical society recently authored Images of America: Clinton, Iowa, also published by Arcadia.
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