The Story of Nevin; An Historical Narrative of the Early Days of the New England Colony of Iowa

The Story of Nevin; An Historical Narrative of the Early Days of the New England Colony of Iowa

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...by county treasurers' tax-sale deed in later years. There were also in that same 1857 plat, a small block lot, marked "school," and another one marked "church," both of which, on survey, were found to be unsuitable for such uses, and they, too, were permitted to become delinquent for taxes, and were later lost by tax sale deed. KENADA TIMBER. Turner and Smith, in 1857, bought the "Kenada" 80 acres of timber land on the Nodaway just below Chapman's grove. The next year it was surveyed into 5-acre lots, and sold to Nevin settlers, as wanted. Chapter IV, 1858. THE FUEL QUESTION. During the first two weeks in January, 1858, there was a gradual thawing of snow. On two or three days the streams near Nevin were so high as to be completely impassable without boats. The Nevin people in general passed the winter in trying to keep warm; and thus fuel was the leading question. Their pioneering needs in the matter of fuel seemed to place them in much the same relation to the unoccupied native groves around, as was that of the Indians in their relation to wild timber, game and fish. Wood for fuel, was cut and hauled from non-resident land, with but little compunction of conscience, for a few years after the coming of the early settlers. Jayhawkers were not by any means confined to Kansas. Mr. John Barnett, lived on his farm, but twenty miles away, so hardly anybody presumed to "hook" any live trees from his fine grove four or five miles south of Nevin. Mr. Josiah Elliott lived only twelve or thirteen miles from his fine grove in section 15, and as he came to see it occasionally, but few of his live trees were taken off after 1856. There was no one to care for the little Mormon-camp grove, on the creek, northwest of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236552482
  • 9781236552488