The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on April 16, 1946 · Page 13
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^^•v Miv MM* ^v •• mtmmm •w A AvJaJp^ IMAGINATION OR TWISTED FACTS By Eathe* Smith - Swca City: "Seeing 1st 'beliov- . ing," so they used to say, until S6mc sadder and wiser befson revised the saying into "Believe ALGONA, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 16, 1946 'li&thing that you hear, afld only tM 1 * of what you see." The fofe& ' l 'that saying strikes anyone Oth'c* maps of that period must who views, as we did recently, a ls6 have beeft pretty inaccurate, ^*^-$**.iM&$ ftotth ^H^^n^^^ther, the' .—. ..-.,. . ,,„... t |t | f .. . . ^ ^ L < . rfl| j. ,_ r t ., •••^MI^lBBMMHMMIMIilBiBAlA^ .•^^^••^^••••^•••••^^^^•^^••^^^^^^^^^^••••••••••••••••'•••'••••••'•••••••••••••^^ .. „ ,. r Early Maps Show Kossuth As Indian "Neutral Ground" Oth'ctf maps of .that period must "~~" —' "" '-"———• —"^ ' '•*•' ; — ————» — , - -£•-01^1 iiv> GWJ j.,7 -\*«jr ... iiia^Tki. \^j. |Iowa and Kossuth county. I In connection with Iowa's Cen- f tennlal year, the Mason City pub| He library is displaying a valuable exhibit of antique maps from the collection of Gen. Hait- 'ford, McNlder of that place. Early-day mapmakeri' evidently believed all of what they heard, 'and didn't think it necessary to test the evidence of their eyes by ;making exploration-trips.into;the areas they were mapping, Con- ;siderafale Interest as Well as ,: amusement is afforded the north lowans of today who view, the drawings of this region, made ,; nearly a century ago, £ Map 99 Years Old The earliest map of the collec-. ..on is 99 year? old. It was print- tied in 1847 by Cady and Burgess, Jand, like all the maps In thtf ^gro'up, is quite correct In its rep- presentation of southern and east- -:,crn Iowa, which even at .that ^time, were, fairly * well Settled. The drawers evidently relied upon information furnished by medians and trappers in preparing the map of the northern area; consequently this map "is much more accurate than some drawn years later. - • At that early date (1847), everything north and west of Waterloo was Indian territory. -The legislature had not yet established the north five tiers of counties, nor had the state line been surveyed. That wasn't done until five years later (incidentally, the Andrew -Talcott surveying party, who,did the work, had a hard time completing their job— •sloughs, mosquotoes and Indians all helped to make the assignment a tough one.) That map shows the old 40- mile wide diagonal strip running from what is. now West Ben to the Mississippi near: La- .Crosse, Wis. This strip was optimistically labeled "Neutral Ground," in the innocent belief that warring .Indian tribes could thus be kept apart. It worked about u well as you'd expect; the last great battle {between these Indians was | ought in Plum Creek township, Kossuth county in .1852 right in the middle of ; "Neutral Crpund."; :V..^' • . "One term on 4he; map f puzzled fma ! t*Ar»rtT*tn^''^rfr»i*L.'Q • 'iv^tWn*^-.. •'•'A' "across what is^'ribw Kossuth Was -• labeled "Brother !Rlyer." »Then we remembered,;; reading'T:iH' 6rifr of. the books •written -by Editor- emeritus Harvey Ingham of the Des Moines Register that the Des Moines river's two branches were always so designated by the Indians; the west -branch had a long, double-jointed Indiaf name and the: east fork was called its brother—VSUnkakee" irt the Sioux language—hence, the mapmaker's indication. "Brother River." . . , •.;•'.; An 1852 map put- out by Thomas and Cowperthwaite shows Tchan Hassan lake's (now Tenhassen, the west chain of lakes along the Minnesota line lying mostly .in Martin, county, Minnesota) located in the area now ocupied by the town of iSwea City. Kossuth is shown as having only 16 • townships, the north 12 being' labeled Bancroft county. A, big lake appears near .•the center of the present county. This may have been meant for Union Slough,, which- is actually farther north and east. Algona Popi Up—1856 By 1856, when the Lloyd's American railroad map appeared, Algona had found its place in the sun, for there sppeaps in the middle of an otherwise blank wilderness, a dot bearing the title 'Alorna 1 in large letters indicating a county seat, That was two years after <he gall brothers had built the firit cabin in the county new wh»< w« to become Algona. On that map, Waterloo was the end of thq railroad, the county seat of Webster county was at Homer (now vanished) The nearest established town eas of Algona was St. Charles (now Pharles City) and the river run nmg through tha,* 1 town, ,.actuaU> the Red Cedar te-mlaiabele? •Iow3 River," wtych is jn real Ity some 50 miles farther We3 t xw* **aj. vcjr ijig,imiu £* i«Uim f UllS late- W. H. Inghatn, was captured by, Indians near what is now Bancroft, whert on his way to explore the state line region In north 'Kossuth about that time, His map; showed that area as "Pihe forests I" The I860 map in the Ma'cNider collection, titled .'Parker's Map of Iowa' was about the most fanciful and far^fetched; Some of its representations were accurate, such as Clear Lake's being shown as the nearest town to the east and the size.*of Kosth> north half of Humboldt suth having increased to .include county, (later adjusted .to its present prbprtions.) But / .WoUld-toe settler^ who/ expected' to find a coal-field, extending-'.into Palo Alto county- on the West' and well up-into north Kossuth, as the map • shows, were in for a surprise; :- ••'.-;..;..; -. '.• • •-..-.-' , : -' Algpna ; is shown as the only town,' When'. Iryjngton 'was not only floilrishing'but was making a strong bid for' the county, seat. Okamanpedan (now known > as Tuttle) lake is .represented .as being in Eagle township,; With the west (!) .branch of <th'e, river- as its .outlet •; and the .eas.t branch flowing; northwest' ir'ojini 1 ,; Algohk acrbss Union and. Fentbn town- shipg, neither one of. .which is' ac-, .tually touches: to .'any' exteriti Emmet, Hancock, and'Wlnhebago -counties'had no .towns-shown on- this rnapjj-neither did.-Palo Alto, although, Jtometsbtirg''Was .then sever'al.years old. .Sditle of the railroads • shown farther 'south w?re dnly projected' and never came. hito> existence. North Iowa had hone. -• ;, ' • Lu Verne Under .... ,.., All of '-LuVerne toWnsritp Vas it now exists is shown on that -map as ;"lmpasable . Marsh!'^. -Oldtim- '• ers who-.came' to KbssutH .as -late as the .,1890s recall haiHng "seen the. LuVerne-Corwith-. 'flat', pretty much ,all under. Water in ; wet seasons, -but-anyone -Who travels today, through' that territory once labeled 'Impassable/Marsh'. will see some. ( of the finest farm land in the''state, : and this state p'osi- sesses some of the finest agriciul- fnvni, ii>,^ !„ the world. Lone Rock Local News Mrs. Jess Dugan spent Friday afternoon visiting Mrs. I. W. N.elson. Mr. and Mrs. Erich Seegebarth spent Thursday evening visiting at-the Joe Miller home. Miss Charlene Rath, teaching at Peterson, spent the weekend at the parental Wm. Rath home. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard O'Donnell and family spent Thursday at Fort Dodge on 'business. Mr. and Mrs. Dave Lynch spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Richardson of Forest City. . Judy Collins of Livermore came: Saturday for a visit with her aunt, Mrs: Merwin Mario// and family. ; ^Art Priebc, Alton Pettit, and Ralph Bierstedf sp6nt Thursday at Des Moines attending a sport show there. . . ; , The Legion • Auklliary will meet at the home of Mrs. Roy Osborne the first Wednesday in May, May 1. : ; Mrs. Geo. Pettit had a bad gallstone attack Friday morning. She is spmewhaf improved at this Writing. Mr. and Mrs. Vic Whalert, Mrs, Oliver Stowe, and Mrs. Owens bi Dolllver spent Friday in LOnd Rock visiting. Mrs. Ella Hanna and Mrs. .*.**•*••* ert Hanna and Jeanette Of' Fiii.ti mont, Minn., spent Friday """ ing in Lone Rock. • Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred AVO U *B went with Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Lewis of.Lakota to Fort Dodge Tuesday on business, Mrs. Jessie Stebritz, Mrs Kathryn Wolfe, and Mrs. E. -M, HaAvks spent Thursday shopping at Fairmont, Minn. • i Paul Schmidt left Wednesday for Newton, 111., where he is to spend some time visiting' Mr. and Mrs. Homer 'Willed. Mrs. Edw, Bierstedt and Mrs. Walter Sorenson of Burt spent Monday visiting Mrs. Bierstedt's daughter, Mrs. Lyle Marlow and family. .-.'.. Pvt. Arnold Reily arrived ..„..,Wednesday on furlough. from Camp Robinson, Ark. He is to leave the 27th for Fort- Lawton, Washington. '. j . . ; . ', It's Worth ,3 few, '.-minutes of anyone's 'time "Vto v'^kisminc the e MacNider .collection depictinK: the . .•.y.,- • •• . ; .'A .new' Ford j'car', just from, thq factory; was. being, taken - on ,'the seco|^ deck of •'• a- transport, trailer n«ar.Harlan when ft, came 'in contact '.'yith':g brldgel The. top of thfe bridge. was lower than the top '6'f the car. ; Result, 'just -junk. " •'•'•'.. . : Phone 520-W For Prompt Service On. GAS 20' Years Experience—No Red Tape— , Just Call Us For Absolutely Dependable Delivery. ('•'•• istrom's iiure Co. Established 1925 Algona, Iowa Mrs. ' John Newbrough and children moved into the new house owned by Jack Quinn. Mr. and Mrs. August Brown, Algona, spent Thursday visiting her. Mrs. James Nyrnan and Mrs. Olaf Oltedahl entertained 16 of the members of the Seneca Band Mothers at the home of Mrs. Nyman last Tuesday evening. Mrs.: Lydia Wetzel and son Willis, Mrs. Clara Pompe, and Mrs. John Kohlwcs all spent the weekend at Austin, Minn., visiting Mrs. Wetzel's son Henry. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Hutzell, Joy Lee and Larry spent Wednesday night visiting his brother, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hutzell and family and also attended the Algona Sr. class play. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hawks and family, Mrs. Jessie Stcbritz and daughter Kathryn Wolfe, the latter of Los Angeles, Calif., spent Thursday evening at the homo of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kiss-< r. • ' - • > Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Richards took their son Pvt. Frank Rich- ner. ards, to Mason Cfty Thursday night, where he took the train to Camp Robinson, Ark., after a 19- day furlough at home. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Knoll Jr. and Donna and Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ditsworth, the latter of Algona, spent Sunday visiting Mrs. Knoll's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Jackman. at Ames. Mrs. R. A. Bleich of Burt and daughter Mrs. Odey Burt visited an aunt, Mrs. Tillie Falk at Humboldt Wednesday. Mrs. J. T. Cherland and Ruby also rode along and visited^ Marie and Adella Jacobson there. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schultz, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schultz, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Blanchard, and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schultz and Gary Gene spent Monday evening at the J. M. Blanchard home in honor of Mrs. Schultz's birthday. Wednesday dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Mueller were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Torkeison and Karen of Humboldt. They came to take Mrs. Julius Fautch and family back after a visit at the Mueller home. Mr. and Mrs. John Trunkhill of Burt nad Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Ackerman spent Thursday evening visiting at the George Long home. Mr. and Mrs. George Long and Darlene, Dennis and Daryl were Tuesday evening supper guests at the parental Clarence' Ackerson home at Wesley, Mrs. Kathryn Wolfe, former' Lone Rock girl of Los Angeles, Calif., now, spent the weekend at Mason City visiting Mr. and Mrs. Remard Porath. Her mother, Mrs. Jessie Stebritz, and she ' were Sunday dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. May- . . Ian Brunsvold at Kinseth FUNEKAL CIIAPJiL Ambulance Service The Golden Ilule Our rriuciple Phone J521-W Algona JJWWVJWWf^ >*^ 3*^ \ ««3*lu : •*"<. J^^vtMv^i; $- * $rw* J i,, f >,.t*tKr»X*'"3W J»-"8 - l-w-^.'li^^^ilCSSfc Order Y Turkey Duckling* N^wl from "Okay, just so the engine's OIL-PLATED! t "TWs pnJ! it,., »n4 you're 101% rjght,',' tljt.^^ salesman , a|ree». He joc'» ppi to explain,«We want ttils jsjr to |how you real engine cn4uranw4-which meana the Iej»|t|firb9n, sludge, and upkeep y^tf^wj haye, Tliat'9 giwdwlU fw.^^ui all it taket |JQ k^cp y«up englnc'sj JnjWes OJM>UT«p in jCoppco N' * IDPtQf Q{), ', , , (Jay, tlUi tilRO yQH >re fimrina t-n t-roat- vnti* Mjny pf iftft (iid.wt gar?, too/arc I ^rhavingtheifffli^oea911 --- --- • *> Spring brings a conaplete change of scenery and with it hundreds of small adjustments and replacements are necessary. 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