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Dallas City

Population (2010) 945 History Israel Atherton purchased the land around present-day Dallas City in 1836 and built a log cabin but didn’t stick around all that long. He sold the land to John Finch, who platted a village in 1848. It got off to a slow start. Nearby Pontoosuc was already established and had more […]

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Picture of the Day: Choctaw Island

Along the lower Mississippi River, somewhere around mile 564 (photo taken April 2015). See more photos here.

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The Murals of Montrose

I crossed the Highway 136 bridge back into Iowa and worked my way down maddeningly slow Main Street in Keokuk, a highly engineered but poorly thought out road that put the stop in stoplight. I plodded along toward Montrose, hoping to get there before the local history museum closed at 4. I’d make it on […]

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