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News article describing Monona in 1859


Posted By: Cathy Joynt Labath (email)
Date: 10/29/2005 at 07:01:30

CLAYTON COUNTY - Monona - Since our first visit to Monona, six months ago, the town has not changed materially. One or two buildings are going up; some of the young men are getting married; and the hopes of the people,
owing to the great crops, are reviving. These are the few improvements noted.
The country, as seen from the observatory of the Egbert Hotel, looks rank and fruitful in the extreme, very unlike a February view of the
landscape. The farmers around Monona must be wealthy.

While in the village of Monona, on the 8th inst., we visited the garden of Mr. John Leach, who is cultivating the celebrated Hubbard squash. We never saw vines ranker than his. This squash if preferable to the marrow, according to the testimony of the best judges in Massachusetts. We would recommend to our readers to secure some of the seeds of Mr. Leach the coming fall. This squash does well, we believe, in Iowa. Let us try the "Hubbard."
source: Dubuque Weekly Times; Dubuque, Iowa;
August 18, 1859

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