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The Johnson County Historical Society is celebrating its 50th anniversary! We are looking toward a very bright future of continuing our mission and we need your support. Become a member today and help us preserve our history!
A private, non-profit group committed to serving the public by furthering an appreciation of the historical and cultural heritage of the Johnson County community through education, preservation and interpretation.
JCHS greatly appreciates the donations and support of our community and members. While we always need donations for operational support, we also have a few specific items that staff need for our day to day work and special events. If you are interested in making an in-kind contribution of any of the items listed below, please use our Contact form or call us at 319-351-5738.
1870 Period Clothing
Pruning Shears and other landscaping tools
Snacks for upcoming exhibit openings and special events
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"Cholera" is the correct answer. It swept through the midwest in the 1840s and 70s.
I wanted to write a question concerning St. Paddy's Day or Irish immigration to the Midwest and I was distracted by epidemics! I found a wonderfully interesting website www.celticcousins.net which turned my head. Celticcousins.net has archived transcriptions of newspapers from Davenport. Apparently there was a lot of bad information going around as to how Cholera should be treated. People even used it for advertising: "As a friend I say to all, go to the Fair, keep your minds on things you
see there, have a good laugh and chat with your friends and the cholera
won't hurt you. J.M. ELDRIDGE."
Hm, I’m not up on my Iowa history...I’m going to guess ‘B’ Ellsworth.
Alright, you guys...and the winner is...!
Pvt. Shelby Norman. 17/18-year-old. Died at the Battle of Wilson's Creek.
Col. Elmer Ellsworth was the first soldier—and first officer--killed in the war; Pvt. Daniel Hough was technically the first to die because of the war, but it was an accident. He was killed during a 100-gun salute.
I just just learned this today reading an old Palimpsest at a Kalona antique store!