Story City

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In the early 1850s, as settlers began to move into central Iowa, a small pioneer community developed in the tall prairie grass. These first settlers named their community Fairview and began to transform the rich soil along the Skunk River into productive farmland. In the following years, an influx of Scandinavian immigrants arrived in the area, playing a major part in the development of a thriving rural community. After the introduction of a railroad line, the community continued to grow and was renamed Story City after US Supreme Court justice Joseph Story. Today, Story City is a heritage-minded community with a thriving Main Street district, a number of successful businesses, and beautiful historic architecture.
ISBN: 9780738593968
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Iowa
Series: Images of America
Images: 180
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Darrek Orwig is director of the Story City Historical Society. Orwig completed his undergraduate degree in history at Iowa State University and his master of arts in historic preservation at the Savannah College of Art and Design. The images in this book are housed in the collections of the Story City Historical Society, a progressive organization that preserves the heritage of the community through four museum buildings.
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