HERRITY: Residents have pride in neighborhood
To this day, thousands of Clintonians say, "I was born and raised in Lyons." Founder Elijah Buell first set foot on the banks of what would become Lyons, Iowa in 1835. He built a cabin, laid out a town, platted the community, raised a family, sold
Famous Clinton Lawyers
Clinton lawyers in our history are a group of hugely contributing citizens.
Dances in Lyons and Clinton
Remember when people danced and they actually touched? There are still a few folks left who can “cut a rug.”
Railroads Made Clinton Famous
Most people would associate Clinton history with sawmills; however, without the railroad, no sawmills would ever have existed in this community.
Historic Albany, Illinois
Albany historian and journalist Helen Hanson is gone, and with her, many thoughts and memories about her lovely, historic hometown of Albany, Illinois.
“We Remained” and “We Won!”
It is incredible that Colonel Russell Volckmann survived at all, let alone as Public Enemy Number One of the Japanese, who hunted him like a dog!
Old Time Barbershops
This is the front room of 92 Main Avenue, which was perhaps the oldest barbershop in Iowa, and owned by Herman Dreesen.
A Forgotten Hero
Who was this Marcus “Mike” Brough? I visited him often. He lived across the street when we lived on Kenilworth court.
The House That Went Up the Hill
A favorite turn-of- the- 20th-century saying was, “Waste not; Want not.” People from all walks of life saved things. Even the very rich did things in a frugal way.
General Sadler and the Black Widow - part 2
So… the cause of death was changed to “homicide” and a murder trial was scheduled for mid-summer, 1988.
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