History of Story County, Iowa

Volume I

 

Table of Contents

CHAPTER I
Foreword 5

CHAPTER II
A General View 14

CHAPTER III
General View (continued) 22

CHAPTER IV
The Early Settlement 29

CHAPTER V
The New County 38

CHAPTER VI
Reminiscences by Col. Scott 52

CHAPTER VII
Reminiscences by Col. Scott (continued) 61

CHAPTER VIII
Reminiscences by Col. Scott (continued) 72

CHAPTER IX
Reminiscences by Col. Scott (concluded) 82

CHAPTER X
County Affairs before the War 93
CHAPTER XI
County Affairs before the War (continued) 103

CHAPTER XII
County Affairs before the War (concluded) 109

CHAPTER XIII
Pioneer Reminiscences 117

CHAPTER XIV
Mrs. Hannah Kellogg 1855 and later 139

CHAPTER XV
Pioneer Interviews by Mrs. A. M. Payne 142

CHAPTER XVI
Early Days in Howard 156

CHAPTER XVII
Tales of Early Days 170

CHAPTER XVIII
Story County in the War 179

CHAPTER XIX
Story County in Various Regiments 187

CHAPTER XX
Third Iowa Infantry 198

CHAPTER XXI
Second Iowa Cavalry 217

CHAPTER XXII
Twenty-third Iowa Infantry 226

CHAPTER XXIII
Thirty-second Iowa Infantry 238

CHAPTER XXIV
Home Affairs in War Time 250

CHAPTER XXV
Home Affairs in War Time (continued) 263

CHAPTER XXVI
The Close of the War 275

CHAPTER XXVII
The Imprisonment of Robert Campbell 283

CHAPTER XXVIII
The Escape of Robert Campbell 296

CHAPTER XXIX
Robert Campbell Reaches Friends 309

CHAPTER XXX
The Decade After the War 324

CHAPTER XXXI
General Conditions Following the War 332

CHAPTER XXXII
Ames and the Narrow Gauge 341

CHAPTER XXXIII
Founding the College 349

CHAPTER XXXIV
Fixing Nevada's Business Center 355

CHAPTER XXXV
Politics Following the War 364

CHAPTER XXXVI
Politics Following the War (continued) 372

CHAPTER XXXVII
Various Matters After the War 383

CHAPTER XXVIII
Editorial Reminiscences 393

CHAPTER XXXIX
In the Latter Seventies 407

CHAPTER XL
Affairs in the Eighties 418

CHAPTER XLI
Politics in the Eighties 426

CHAPTER XLII
Affairs in the Nineties 435

CHAPTER XLIII
Politics in the Nineties 443

CHAPTER XLIV
The Last Decade 448

CHAPTER XLV
Railroads and Ditches 455

CHAPTER XLVI
Politics of Last Decade 462

CHAPTER XLVII
Conclusion 469

 

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A History of Story County is a matter that has been once or twice attempted as a whole, and has from time to time, by a great many different people, been a subject of contributions in parts of varying importance and interest. The compilation of such matters is a theme which is inviting but which grows more and more formidable in appearance the more seriously it is contemplated and definitely undertaken. When the author was asked to undertake this work he felt that he probably had available as much of the material needed as anyone had or could well have had, and as he has endeavored to gather and assort this material and to add to it, he is still impressed with the idea that there is an abundance of the material. At the same time, the proposition of compiling a really complete history becomes more and more serious, and he knows that when the work shall be completed, it is bound to have in it many omissions and to be unsatisfactory in many respects. At the same time, in the belief that the work ought to be done and that the material at hand ought to be put in the most available shape, the work is undertaken in the hope that the result may be pleasing if not satisfying.