Crawford County, Iowa, IAGenWeb

Old Settlers Picnic

September 3, 1951, Denison, Iowa

A picnic was held in Crawford county each year, generally toward the end of August for any and all folks to attend and enjoy a day of food and fellowship. There were games, speeches, food and music to help all enjoy the day.

One of the events which took place each year was the reading, by the secretary, of a list of folks that had passed away since the previous year's picnic. The listing was read to the gathering and then given to the newspaper so it could be published. The list does not include death dates nor is it in alphabetical order. The names are listed in order of death, beginning from one picnic and continuing to the next.

Program for the 1951 Picnic.

Deceased since the last picnic.