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
- Sawdust of gold in Clinton's past It is often said that "Clinton, Iowa was built on sawdust." Indeed, excavations will often find tons of solidified mashed-up sawdust underneath both Clinton and Lyons. This area had many creeks and swamps which were filled in over time; our beautifu
HERRITY: Doctoring through the years
A picture really tells a story, or in this case, many, many stories. All of our older readers know at least some of these service-oriented medical individuals in the photo seen in this column. Each patient can recall many personal stories about their
Herrity History: Lincoln Highway and Eisenhower
People have been traveling across America since Lewis and Clark. First pioneer trails and then muddy roads, followed by the initial paving and now super highways. The Lincoln Highway, now U.S. 30 wandered through 14 states and stretched from Times S
- The Lincoln Highway, part 1 It has been a century since the Lincoln Highway first began to be developed and the Fulton Historical Society is taking the lead in celebrating its 100-year anniversary. The Lincoln Highway was a historic route to the West for many decades. When Iowa
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!
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