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....The....
Story of Nevin (Iowa)

by J. Loran Ellis (1901)
 

  
 

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Title Page & Preface

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Chapter I, 1855 - 1856
    Part 1 -- The Parson's Vacation || Land Speculation || Getting the Land || Planning the City
    Part 2 -- A Journey West || Trials and Labors || Trying to Farm || Building a School-house
    Part 3 -- A Thunder Storm || New Arrivals || Discouragements || Surveying the Land || Colonists Scattered || Prairie Fires

Chapter II, 1856 - 1857
    Part 1 -- Building Saw-Mills || An Anti-Slavery Recruit
    Part 2 -- The Great Snow-Storm || Mr. Turner's Visit || Wintering at the Mill
    Part 3 -- A Queer Accident || A Pioneer Cabin || Lo! Spring Approaches || Spring Doings || Laying Out the Town

Chapter III, 1857
    Part 1 -- Re-inforcements || An Attempted Rivalry || Settling the Town || A Maiden from Boston
    Part 2 -- Getting Married || New Colonists
    Part 3 -- Home Making || July 4th, 1857 || Nichols, Jones and Fales || 1857 Farming || Harris and Stephenson Get Farms || A Blue Streak || The Mill Property
    Part 4 -- Religious Meetings || Early County Roads || Turner and Smith in Nevin || Passing of the Mill || Digging of Wells || Hotel and Store
    Part 5 -- M. J. Hazeltine || Richard Sells to Alvin || First Bridge || A Matron from Boston || A Sudden Death || Thanksgiving, 1857 || New England House Occupied || Underground Railroad || Cemetery and College Lots || Kenada Timber

Chapter IV, 1858
    Part 1 -- The Fuel Question || Colony Township Organized || A Surprise Party || Amasa Child || Early Births || The Harlows
    Part 2 -- The Chamberlains || Coming of the Jewetts || Mr. Turner's Steamboat || A Lawsuit || Religious Meetings Resumed || First School in Nevin || Rev. N. Harris's Visit || White-Mason
    Part 3 -- Hoskins Family || Nevinville Postoffice || Ten New Comers || Independence Day || A License to Marry || The Beaths
    Part 4 -- Uncle Mack || "Sir" Richard || The Congregational Church || The Harris's || Carl and Hebron || An Honest Dutchman || First Fair at Quincy
    Part 5 -- Mr. Lawrence's Whale || Farming and Crops in 1858 || First Bricks || Job and Ruth || The Party at Atkin's and Pratt's-A Poem || Stray Items

Chapter V, 1859 and Later
    Part 1 -- Literary Societies || Mrs. Norman's Letter || Grant and Sawyer || Dr. Taylor
    Part 2 -- The Deacon's Sheep || Alexander || Crops in 1859 || Church Conference || The Fair of 1859 || The Southalls
    Part 3 -- Three Whipple Brothers || The Spragues || Atkins Brothers || Contrabands || The Buell Family || The John Bixbys
    Part 4 -- Austin-Ballou || Jewett-Bugbee || Stephenson-Color-line || The Ellis Family || The Great Tornado || A Bovine Ride
    Part 5 -- A Trip to Grand River || A Mistake in Horses || A Whisky Peddler's Escape || To Des Moines in Winter
    Part 6 -- Militia || Passing of the New England House || Old Settlers Association || Nevin Soldier Boys || Methodist-Brazee Meetings || The Dickinson Revival
    Part 7 -- Church Buildings and Parsonages || Ordinations || Some Ministers || Streets and Landmarks || Nevin-Nevinville
    Part 8 -- Mrs. Chamberlain's Poem || Auld Lang Syne-A Poem

 

 

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