Iowa as it is in 1856 - Clayton co.
Posted By: S. Ferrall (email)
Date: 4/24/2004 at 18:22:27
Is the most northern river county in the State, except Alamakee [sic - Allamakee]. It is bounded on the east by the Mississippi, on the west by Fayette, on the south by Delaware and Dubuque. The principal water-courses in the county are Yellow and Turkey Rivers, Volga and Buck Creeks, and Bloody Run. Turkey River is among the most beautiful and placid streams in the State, and is celebrated for its numerous geological specimens, and the picturesque scenery of its
banks and dells. Turkey River affords most excellent waterpower for mills and machinery, and is navigable the greater part of the year, as far up as the forks. The soil is about
the same as in those counties adjoining, already described.
source: Iowa as it is in 1856; Parker, Nathan Howe; CLINTON, IOWA; CHICAGO, ILL.: KEEN & LEE,1856; pg.118
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