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GARLAND, HART, SAGE, TAFT, COLLIAN, MERSON

Posted By: K. L. Kittleson
Date: 9/30/2014 at 00:27:23

Osage, Iowa A Bible dated 1865 found in a recent Boy Scout scrap drive contained numerous clippings, yellow with age, giving interesting data concerning the early history of Osage.

A picture showing Main street back in 1865 reveals but 12 buildings.

An account of the first settlement of the town by Hiram Hart in the spring of 1853 was given. The town was named for O. Sage, a financier of Ware, Mass., who had representatives in Osage.

Another article is of national interest showing photographs of Hamlin Garland and his bride, Zuleme Taft, sister of Lorado Taft, the sculptor.

The article describes the bride as an artist "of some ability, having studied abroad under Raphael Collian and Luc Olivier Merson. The honeymoon trip contemplates a prolonged visit in the east and a later a trip to Mexico and the Yosemite, where Mr. Garland expects to obtain much local color for future work." The article enumerates the author's books, speaks of his life while in Osage, and his school associations there with the Cedar Valley seminary, and his residence in Boston.

[Mason City Globe-Gazette, April 20, 1946]
(Credit: S. Bell)


 

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