In the early 1850s, as settlers began to move into central Iowa, a small pioneer community developed in the tall prairie grass. These first settlers named their community Fairview and began to transform the rich soil along the Skunk River into productive farmland. In the following years, an influx of Scandinavian immigrants arrived in the area, playing a major part in the development of a thriving rural community.
After the introduction of a railroad line, the community continued to grow and was renamed Story City after US Supreme Court justice Joseph Story. Today, Story City is a heritage-minded community with a thriving Main Street district, a number of successful businesses and beautiful historic architecture.
A portion of the author proceeds from the sale of the book are being donated to the Story City Historical Society.
Highlights of Story City include:
• Covers the history of Story City from the Pioneer Period through the post-WWII years.
• Provides a tangible way for the descendents of Story City pioneers and early residents to see the landscape in which their ancestors lived, raised families and contributed to the progress of the community.
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