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BENTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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VINTON, IA 52349

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Historical Data of Benton County, Iowa                    113
Vinton                                                    119
Vinton Seventy-Odd Years Ago                              129
The Novak Murder Case                                     137
Some of the Early Business People of Vinton               144
        James Wood, JP                                    144
        William Loree                                     144
        James M Hawkins                                   144
        H. D. Gay                                         145
        J A McDaniel                                      145
        Seaman A Knapp                                    145
        George Horridge                                   146
        Samuel H Watson                                   146
        Ellis                                             147
        The Griffins                                      148
        Boggs & Conner                                    148
        F G Ray                                           148
        J E Marietta                                      149
        The Traer Family                                  150
        Jervis & Kirk                                     150
        Bernard (Pat) Murphy                              151
        Thomas Palmer                                     152
        John E Palmer                                     152
        J A Bills                                         152
        Brubaker                                          153
        The Youngs                                        154
        Stedmans                                          155
        Wesley Whipple                                    155
        Henry M Wilson                                    156
        John S Tilford                                    156
        Cyrenus Whipple                                   157
        Quinns                                            158
        Paul Correll                                      159
        The Eddy Family                                   160
        Ryder, Mitchells and Garn                         160
        Dave Withrow                                      160
Banking                                                   161
Early Day Lawyers                                         162
Hotels                                                    163
The Abstract Business and The Knapps                      164
        Beckett                                           164
        Aaron Webb                                        164
Belle Plaine Fire of 1894                                 165
Buckeye and Belle Plaine                                  167
Comments on History of the Belle Plaine Union             170
Belle Plaine Personages                                   175
        Bill Herring                                      175
        John Marr                                         179
        Tom Lawrence                                      181
        Frank Sankot                                      182
        Mrs Samuell Insull                                182
        Billy Sunday                                      183
Personal Diary of J P Henry                               184
Water, Water Everywhere                                   188
Belle Plaine Link-Belt                                    191
Amusement Places                                          193
The Scotch Grove Settlement                               194
Reminiscences                                             198
Blairstown                                                205
Home Again                                                210
The White Cap Scrape                                      215
Holy Cross Mission, Keystone                              219
Pickaway                                                  225
Luzerne                                                   226
Timber Stealing on the South Slope                        230
Arthur Knoke Murdered at Luzerne                          231
An Early Justice Court                                    231
Early Postoffices                                         233
Balancing the Books                                       235
The Egypt of Benton County                                235
The Timid Boy and the Chief Ignoramus                     237
Benton City                                               238
The Last Bear                                             240
Dan Wilford Murdered                                      241
Murder of Sheriff Fry                                     245
Murder of Myrtle Cook                                     248
Fremont Hotel                                             255
Marshall Gearhart Shot at Blairstown                      256
Pioneers of Florence                                      257
Henry Geisking and "Abe" Lincoln                          260
Keystone Turn-Verein                                      262
Keystone                                                  265
Monroe Township in 1864                                   266
Two Interesting Post Offices                              267
The Swedenborgian Colony                                  271
Irving                                                    272
Newhall                                                   273
Canton and Fremont                                        275
Harrison Township in Retrospect                           277
What I Remember of Bruce Township's Earlier Days          279
Benton County Medical Society                             283
Garrison Fire                                             285
First School                                              287
Killed by Indians                                         288
Urbana                                                    289
Van Horne                                                 291
Tilford Academy                                           292
Big Grove Township                                        297
Stickney Brothers                                         298
Vinton High School's Athletics 1930-1941                  300
Chas. Hirshfield Murdered at Atkins                       302
Monroe Township                                           302
Walford Bank Robbery                                      305
Atkins                                                    306
Mt Auburn                                                 308
Benton                                                    310
Churches in the County                                    312
Brief History of the St John's Evangelical
              Lutheran Church, Keystone, Iowa             315
Presbyterianism in Vinton                                 317
First Methodist Episcopal Church, Vinton, Iowa            319
Norway Methodist Church                                   321
Walford Methodist Church                                  322
Methodist Churches of Benton County                       323
Spencer's Grove Homecoming June 15, 16, 17, 1928          324
Churches of Christ                                        327
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church                    328
The History of the First Baptist Church, Vinton, Iowa     331
Brief History of St Stephen's Lutheran Church             332
Brief History of The Iowa School for the Blind            334
A Brief History of the Cedar Valley Daily Times           336
Bouquets for Benton County                                340
The Development and Growth of
              Hybrid Seed Corn in Benton County           371
Cross Bred Oats in Benton County                          372
Dairy Herd Improvement Association                        374
Agricultural Societies                                    376

Index created by Tierney Lynch Ratti, June 2006.
Copyright © 2006 by The Benton County Historical Society.




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