Sioux County, Iowa

Settlers Township, Sioux County

The Independent published at East Orange Sioux County week of March 13, 1878

Settlers Township (the wording of this article was barely legible, did the best to produce it.)
Settlers is the northwestern township in the county, being townships 56 and 97. Range 47, and fractional township 97, 48 or 18. The Big Sioux River runs along its western border separating it from Dakota. Rock river a beautiful stream runs diagonally across and cuts off a center of 97. It abounds in the waterpower, making its valley gently sloping in graceful swells, toward the higher levels delights the head of the land-seekers. The border of timber that skirts it, when years ago we first drank its sparkling water ere vandal hands had marred it's beauty has long since disappeared beneath the axe of the settler. The settlement is mostly contained to township 97; but is still vacant. Population about 150 in schools, and an excellent district library. Some of the times views in the northwest are to be had from the high levels along the Sioux river. Besides Rock river, Settler is well water-fed, and with railroad facilities, will become one of the best and wealthiest in the county. The post offices of Irene and Farmers are in Settlers.

~Transcribed by Wilma J. VandeBerg




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