After the Blackhawk Purchase of 1832, settlement of eastern Iowa was opened up to white settlers the next year Antoine LeClaire, who served as the translator at the purchase, received large tracts of land from grateful members of the Sauk tribe With this land, he and others founded the city of Davenport, named after Col George Davenport, a successful fur trader Other towns cropped up throughout Scott County, newly formed in 1837 Over the next several decades, Davenport and these other towns throughout the county grew and gave rise to successful, interesting citizens of their own Some were inventors like William Bettendorf, who created the Bettendorf Truck Others were lawyers and mayors, such as Ebenezer Cook and Ernst Claussen Whatever their profession or the path they took in life, many left their mark on Scott County They now lay in their final resting spot in the cemeteries of Scott County....
|Title||:||Scott County Cemeteries (Images of America)|
|Publisher||:||Arcadia Publishing October 17, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||128 pages|
|File Size||:||789 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Scott County Cemeteries (Images of America) Reviews
This was an interesting book and if anyone is interested in Scott County, Iowa history and the people that lived there they will like it.
Totally interesting book, being from the area, was especially facinating...hope more people take time to visit and resesrch these areas..