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One of the most remarkable infantry marches in American history began here in July 1846 with the mustering of the Mormon Battalion. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) responded to the request from President James K…
(front of main marker)Mt. Pisgah - Mormon Pioneer Way StationBetween 300 and 400 Mormon pioneers perished here from 1846 to 1852. Having been driven from their homes by armed mobs, they stopped here on their westward trek, named it Mt. Pisgah afte…
This bell has called people to God's house to worship since 1869. It was first purchased and used by First Lutheran Church of St. Ansgar. In 1893 they gave it to Deer Creek Lutheran Church where it continued its call of worship across the countrys…
Congregation organizedby Rev C.L. Clausen1869. Church erectedon "Rustad Bakke."Dedicated 1875Destroyed by fire 1920 Iowa 150 Celebrate Our State1846 · 1996
Cast during the CivilWar years by theNorthwood Foundry,once located on thenorth bank of theShell Rock River. Iowa 150 CelebrateOur State1846 · 1996
Built in 1867 by Nils Severson on his land with help of neighbor's using limestone and mortar of lime & sand from Deer Creek. Severson's design was a typical fort with small openings for rifles and larger openings for gatling guns. The Spirit Lake…
Amendment I.Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the go…
General Lawrence Sullivan ?Sul' Ross, CSA, was born in Bentonsport, Iowa, Van Buren County on September 27, 1838. His family moved to Texas in 1839, where he grew to manhood. In 1859, Sul Ross was commissioned a Captain in the Texas Rangers, fough…
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