IOWA STORIES
Volume 1

By
CLARENCE RAY AURNER

Fourth Edition Printed by the Clio Press Iowa City, Iowa 1920
Copyright 1917 by Clarence Ray Aurner

Transcribed by Sharon Elijah, submitted April, 2013

CONTENTS pg 7
PAGE
PREFACE 5
CONTENTS 7
THE FIRST ROADS IN IOWA 9
THE ROADS OF THE WHITE MAN 14
HOW ONE ROAD WAS MARKED 18
OTHER EARLY ROADS 22
CROSSING THE STREAMS 34
THE PIONEERS 46
THE TUMBLE-WEED FROLIC 51
PRAIRIE FIRES 52
WINTER STORMS 55
A JOURNEY TO IOWA 57
PUSHING THE INDIANS OUT OF IOWA 63
GETTING AN IOWA FARM 71
THE FIRST HOUSES 72
THE FOOD IN THE LOG CABIN 83
THE SIMPLE MACHINES OF THE NEW HOME 85
JUST GOOD NEIGHBORS 89
A BETTER HOUSE 91
THE FIRST FAMILY INDUSTRIES 94
EARLY FLOURING MILLS 104
SAW MILLS 110
WOOLEN MILLS 111
LIVING ON GAME 112
AN INDIAN USES HIS EYES A LEGEND 115
THE STAGE AND MAIL COACH IN IOWA 118
WAPSIE-PINICON A LEGEND 129
THE FIRST SCHOOLS IN IOWA 134
SEEING, HEARING, AND READING 137

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