This book does not contain the usual biographies of the individuals, rather it contains events in their lives as “pioneers” of Polk County. These were published in the Sunday Register and Leader, during the years of 1904-6; and the author of the book, compiled and published them in two books.
One of the most unique and noted characters of the very early days in Polk County and Des Moines was
Late one day in the last week of October, 1851, Samuel N. Dyer sailed into Raccoon Forks in a prairie
A conspicuous person among the early settlers was Cyrus A. Mosier, or Cy., as he was better known among them.
Known from the Atlantic to the Pacific, along the great western trail of civilization, was Colonel — everybody called him
The pioneers of Polk County who are still living have a vivid remembrance of Judge Curtis Bates, who was a
A very prominent man in Des Moines in the early days was Ira Cook. He came to Davenport in 1836,
If the early settlers who helped to build the town, few were better known, though very quiet and unostentatious, than
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