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News article describing Elkport in 1859

ARCHY, BORTON, SOYSTER, TIEDO, OTIS

Posted By: Cathy Joynt Labath (email)
Date: 10/29/2005 at 07:25:33

This is a portion of a longer news article titled:
ROUGH NOTES OF A TRIP TO SPIRIT LAKE
and
THE VALLEY OF THE TURKEY

CLAYTON COUNTY - Elkport - The little village of Elkport is situated on the Turkey river at the mouth of the Volga, and was started about twenty
years ago. Fredrick Archy, the proprietor of the saw mill, settled there nineteen years ago last June. He is also proprietor of one of the two hotels of the place - William Borton of the other.- S.J. Soyster and William Tiedo are the merchants of the place. It has a cabinet, a shoe and cooper's shop; two blacksmith shops, a brewery, a school house and a Lutheran church.
Two and a half miles above Elkport, on Elk creek, Isaac Otis has a flouring mill and a saw mill. Timber in that neighborhood is abundant and of the best quality. Elkport village was laid out about six years ago; it has good water
power, and capital and enterprise could build up a town there. It has between one and two hundred inhabitants.
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source: Dubuque Weekly Times; Dubuque, Iowa;
August 11, 1859

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