Eddyville, Iowa, was founded in 1840 as a trading post for the Sauk and Fox tribes. After the tribes sold their land in Iowa to the United States government and moved on to Kansas, Eddyville was incorporated as a town. Though the population has never been much more than 1,200, the town’s location on the Des Moines River and later on the growing network of railroads made it an inviting site for families and businesses — and storytellers. The early days of Eddyville come to life in this illustrated history.
LeeAnn Simmers Dickey started researching her own family tree, then branched out to use her genealogical skills for others. Her search for the families of Buxton, Iowa, an integrated coal-mining community in Monroe County, Iowa, led her to assemble the most complete set of Buxton records in existence, documenting the residents of Buxton through marriage records, censuses, cemetery lists, and photographs. Her interests include country cemeteries and southeastern Iowa’s history.
114 pages, illustrated in black and white.