Situated in the extreme southwest corner of Iowa, with its western border being the Missouri River, Fremont County has been part of two states at different times. It is part of the Loess Hills found only in western Iowa and China. Lewis and Clark took their first steps in what would become the state of Iowa, more specifically Fremont County. Later abolitionists sheltered slaves there who were crossing the river from Nebraska to Kansas on their way to freedom. Mormons settled there. Communities started in the 1830s have used the Missouri River for supplies, then overland pack wagons, and then railroads. The story of Fremont County is a blend of national historical events, the good and bad effects of a mighty river, and the people who created the thriving communities described in this book.
Author Bio: To prepare this pictorial history, the Fremont County Historical Society involved citizens from all parts of the county. Each town featured in this book is a result of a committee of community members who opened up their family's photo albums to help recount the early years of Fremont County. This resulted in stories and insight that rarely make their way into the history books.
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