Centennial History of Guthrie County, Iowa 1876 Sara "Sadie" Bushong Maxwell ~ Genealogy ~ Casey, Stuart, Guthrie & many townships


Title: Centennial History of Guthrie County, Iowa. Containing a short history of Iowa, history and description of Guthrie County; early settlement, incidents, etc.

Author: Mrs. S. B. [Sara Bushong] Maxwell

Description: Original wraps. Covers torn and soiled. Some notations inside by someone who had family in Guthrie County around the time this was published. The final eight leaves have large chips to the bottom corner margin (not affecting any text). Includes a three page index plus fourteen pages of Guthrie County business advertising. 229, [3] pages. 9 x 5.7 inches. Scarce.

Includes material on the early settlement and organization of Guthrie County, with sections on the townships of Bear Grove, Dodge, Orange, Beaver, Penn, Centre, Thompson, Valley, Victory, Union, Highland, Grant, and Richland, and the cities of Guthrie, Casey, and Stuart. Also included is material on churches, schools, post offices, newspapers, judges and courts, sheriffs, clerks, congressmen, statistics. Additionally there are contemporary rosters of Company C of the Fourth Infantry, Company I of the Twenty-Ninth Infantry, and Company C of the Forty-Sixth Iowa Infantry.

Written by Sara (Bushong) Maxwell (1837-1904), who moved to Panora in 1863. She was appointed as State Librarian by Governor Gear in 1878, a position she held until 1888 and wherein she played a significant role in curating the state's collections.

Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Fair

Publisher: Carter, Hussey & Curl, Printers
Place: Des Moines
Year: 1876

Keywords: Iowa, history, genealogy,

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