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Train Tracks In Modern Waukon

On page 113, Rehder and Cook published a map detailing the route the train once took through downtown Waukon. Click the image (or any other image included with this post) to see a full-size detailed version. During the summer of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Grass Between The Rails by Rehder and Cook

This is one of the smartest, best books on Allamakee County history I have found. I got mine last summer from the Allamakee County Museum. The author’s forward, written 40 years ago, does the best possible job capturing what the … Continue reading

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County Seat Battle Fierce

Allamakee County saw fierce battles over which town would serve as the seat of government in its early days. The winning town would get more than the biggest dot on the map: it would also have more jobs, more residents, … Continue reading

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Lansing Post Office History and How Allamakee Got Its Name

Brother Leo Ryan reporting, in the Waukon Standard, November 21, 2001 My research in the Archives of the United States Postal Service Archives in Washington, D.C. offers a different version of the early succession of postmasters. The Archives confirm that … Continue reading

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Waukon’s First Airmail

Brother Leo Ryan reporting, in the Waukon Standard, May 21, 2008 The air mail plane was the Telegraph Herald plane which left Dubuque that morning at 10 a.m. It landed at the Shattuck farm, a short distance west of Waukon … Continue reading

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