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Lomax

Population (2010) 454 History Located in the floodplain but not on the river, Lomax got a later start than some of its neighbors. Platted by R.A. Lomax, a local farmer, in 1882, the village’s fortunes have been closely associated with railroads. Lomax was at the junction of three railroads in the 1910s, and uncomfortably close […]

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Carman

Platted by W. H. McChesney in 1870 on acreage formerly owned by Joseph Carman, the original village was just four blocks of real estate that ran parallel to the Carthage and Burlington railroad tracks. A few businesses sprouted (some were re-potted from nearby Shokokon), including general stores, an ice cream parlor, a hotel, a restaurant, […]

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Shokokon

A small riverside community that located on the wet side of the levee, Shokokon traces its origins to 1836 when Robert McQueen platted a village of 16 square blocks, attracted by the relatively good river access. For a number of years, residents could take a ferry from Shokokon across the river to Iowa. Joseph Smith, founder […]

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