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 - ARMSTRONG, Jan. 8.—The story of how Armstrong...
ARMSTRONG, Jan. 8.—The story of how Armstrong received its name was provided from the two oldest pioneers here, Peter Burt and James E. Bunt, the latter the father of Mae Bunt, Globe-Gazette correspondent. Mr. Burt and Mr. Bunt came to what is now Emmet county in November, 1865. Mr. Burt was 18 years old and settled in what is now Armstrong Grove township. Mr. Bunt settled in the fort at Estherville. Armstrong's grove was here at ;hat time but there was no town. The grove was 3 miles south of where the town now stands. It be- onged to an old trapper by the name of Armstrong, who had lomesteaded a piece of land located in what was then called the ox bow oend of the Des Moines river. It was all heavy timber. The trapper had died or left here before 1865, but the

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  1. Globe-Gazette,
  2. 08 Jan 1935, Tue,
  3. Page 12

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