Our Life: 1882-1982 Akron, Iowa ~ Plymouth County ~ History ~ Genealogy


Title: Our Life: 1882-1982 Akron, Iowa

Author: Karen Taylor, Joyce Thorson, Lois Helseth (book committee)

Description: Green boards stamped in gilt on spine and front cover. Very minor soiling on covers. Previous owner's name and a brief note on the ffep, else interior is unmarked; a several pages show light smudges. Extensive illustrations from photographs. 511 pages. 10.25 x 8.2 inches.

The first 120-or-so pages covers the history and character of the city of Akron, Iowa, in Plymouth County, from its establishment and platting as Portlandville in 1872, to its incorporation in 1882 as Akron, its early development, its civic and social life, businesses, churches, fraternal and social organizations, neighboring towns, etc. Includes a list of school faculty members (for both the elementary and the jr/sr high school for the years 1899-1982) and a year-by-year list of Akron High School graduates (1894-1982).

The final 380 pages are devoted to biographies and family histories of the historical and current residents of Akron.

The concluding endpapers are illustrated with the 1913 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of the downtown area, which shows streets, property lines, and structures (with business-types identified).

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Published in cooperation with the Akron Register-Tribune and Le Mars Daily Sentinel Job Printing
Place: Akron, Iowa
Year: 1982

Keywords: history, genealogy, Plymouth County, Iowa, Portlandville,

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