Image from page 52 of “The Algona Bee : a story of newspaper beginnings” (1922)
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Identifier: algonabeestoryof00ingh
Title: The Algona Bee : a story of newspaper beginnings
Year: 1922 (1920s)
Authors: [Ingham, Harvey], 1858-1949
Subjects: American newspapers
Publisher: [Algona? Iowa : s.n.]
Contributing Library: Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center
Digitizing Sponsor: Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center

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ll, Sarah Call, Abbie Smith, Mrs. Charles Magoon,W. D. Eaton, Nancy Eaton, Henry Kellogg, Ambrose A. Call, Mr. Cleveland,John Magoon and wife, J. E. Blackford, Jesse Ma goon and wife, J. E. Stacy,Garfelia Blanchard, Ann McCoy, Milton Henderson, Nancy Henderson, YV. A.Wilson and wife, Mary Means, Dr. M. C. Eathrop and wile, Charles Gray,Howard Rowe and Thomas Whitehead. The complete files of The Bee, as directed, were collected and turned overto the public library by Miss Harriette E. Taylor when it formed several earsafter the Reading Club had dissolved. The twentv-one numbers were re-ceipted for by James E. Paine, librarian, March 12, ES(,4. Eater these Hiescame into possession of Harvey Dngham, who deposited them for safe keepingin the State Historical building at Des Moines, where they can be seen byanyone inquiring for them. They present an interesting record of local eventsthat occurred before any newspaper was published in the coiintv.—Historyof Kossuth Countv, bv B. F. Reed.

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LEWIS H. SMITH.Mr. Smith, who is (June, 1922) one of the two surviving editors of thelice, surveyed the town plat, built the first frame building on the town site,in 1S59 brought the first kerosene oil, in 1860 the first sewing machine, andin. 1S65 the first piano. He was also the first lawyer. Helping to surveythe railroad from Chicago to Davenport in 1S54 he was brought over intoIowa to run tie line from Davenport to GrinneH. I well remember, Mr.Smith wrote later, one mornir g in March, I think it was that I saw a mandriving west with two yoke of cattle and a wagon loaded with breakingplow*. That was my first sight of the man who was the pioneer of Kossuthcounty, Judge Asa C. Call. I did not then know who he was or where hewas going. Later a friend told Mr. Smith of a fine country north ofFort Dodge, where he said a man by the name of Call and his brother hadgone and found a grove of the finest timber in northern Iowa. At FortDodge Mr. Snrrih met Governor Carpenter and joined him in

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