Nassau Township, Sioux County
The Independent published in East Orange the week of Feb 20, 1878
The next Township west of East Orange is Nassau, being Town. 49, Range 44. The land has the same general character as the most of the county. The Floyd River runs through the township from northeast to south west diagonally. Nassau is well provide with railroad facilities, the Sioux City and St. Paul Road crosses it, following the course of the Floyd River. The population is about 400 being quite thickly settled, early all the even numbered sections and many part of the old sections being improved by actual settlers; there is however, a large amount of land, mostly railroad, to be had at from $7 to $10 per acre. There are 6 schools in the township. East Orange, on of the 2 stations of the St. Paull R. R. in Sioux Co. The second in size, and in many respects the principal business point; is located in the northeastern portion. Since the town was laid out in 1873, despite locusts, and other drawbacks, East Orange has sturdily grown. It now contains 2 elevators, 3 general stores, a hardware store, 2 lumberyards, Flour and feed store agricultural implement depot, billiard hall, Hotel photograph gallery, newspaper, physician, and Insurance agent. A large amount of grain and pork is shipped and lumber, coal and merchandize received. (portions of the article is quite illegible.) … East Orange given promise of a bright future. Wild land for several gook farms may be had yet in the immediate vicinity. Nassau has excellent market facilities, and good grassland along the Floyd. We will next write up on Reading and Sherman Townships.
~Transcribed by Wilma J. VandeBerg