Historic Map - Lyons (Clinton), IA - 1868
View of Lyons, Clinton County, I.A., 1868 / drawn & published by A. Ruger.
This bird’s-eye view print of Lyons, Iowa was drawn by Albert Ruger and published by Chicago Lith. Co. in 1868. In 1868 the communities in this region were engaged in the profitable timber industry. Millions of feet of lumber were produced annually and shipped up and down the Mississippi River from Lyons.
Lyons had an established ferry system crossing the Mississippi. Lyons, along with the settlements of New York, Camanche, Ringwood and Chancy later merged with, and become part of Clinton as establishing railroads altered the interests of the region.
The map published in 1868 includes labeled streets, buildings and vicinity. Riverboat and barge activity is displayed in the foreground including steamer “Minnesota”. There are featured inset illustrations of the Female College and Public School.
Features numbered references to the following locations:
- Union School.
- District School.
- Female College.
- State Fairground.
- Lyons Wigwam.
- Baptist Church.
- Episcopal Church.
- Methodist Church.
- Presbyterian Church.
- Congregational Church.
- Catholic Church.
- Lutheran Church.
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