Sioux County, Iowa

Reading Township, Sioux County

The Independent published in East Orange dated Feb 27th 1878

Reading Township

Nest west of Sherman comes Reading, one of the largest in respect to territory in the county, the third, if not the second in wealth and population. Reading is Towns. 94 and 95, Range 46. The settlement is confined to the southern township, (94) the other, (95) being still almost all vacant and as the land is mostly held by non residents a large quantity of cheap and excellent land may yet be had. Railroad lands range about the same as to price as in Sherman. There is some excellent land yet in Reading, Sec. 16. Town 94 being to our eye one of the choicest in the whole county. The population of Reading is about 300. 7 excellent schools are in operation. Oskosh Post office is located in the Township, on the Orange City and Calliope routs. As a whole for social and educational advantages Reading offers many inducements to persons wanting to settle. The county poor farm and poor house are in the other parts of Reading.

~Transcribed by Wilma J. VandeBerg




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