Madison County

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Mention Madison County and many people think of the iconic covered bridges that have graced the landscape for more than 140 years. While Hollywood made the bridges famous, there are many more stories to share, thanks to Madison County’s rich history and vibrant culture. These stories include unforgettable people who shaped America—the men and women of the Underground Railroad in Madison County; renowned scientist George Washington Carver; and social reformer Susan B. Anthony, who advocated for women’s voting rights from the county courthouse in 1875. Madison County natives have also made their mark on the world. Marion Morrison, who became the movie star John Wayne, was born in Winterset in 1907. During World War II, Winterset native George Stout protected priceless works of art from being looted and destroyed by the Nazis. A visionary, steadfast spirit continues to thrive in Madison County, where time-honored values of faith, family, and friendship endure. Growing from its strong agricultural heritage, Madison County embodies modern Iowa, where charming small towns, family farms, thriving businesses, and innovative people reflect the best of the Midwest.
ISBN: 9781467106221
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Iowa
Series: Images of America
Images: 218
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Iowa native Darcy Dougherty Maulsby loves exploring the rich history of Madison County. Through her writing and marketing firm, Darcy Maulsby & Co., she shares the stories and history of Iowa. She is also the author of Calhoun County, Dallas County, A Culinary History of Iowa, and Iowa Agriculture: A History of Farming, Family and Food.
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