Worth County Historical Society


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History of Worth County Iowa

History of Worth County Iowa
This 348-page, hard-bound cover is a reprint of Worth County section of the 1884 History of Mitchell and Worth Counties, originanally published by the Union Publishing Company of Springfield, Ill., in 1884. The book includes histories of early settlement, pioneer life, county government and official matters, reminiscences of an old settler, and information on the courts, bar, medical profession, politicians, press, education, societies and all townships. Hundreds of biographical sketches are included and referenced by page number. Reprinted by Higginson Book Company, Salem, MA.
$50 members $60 non-members


Northwood Book

Pictorial History of Early Northwood
More than 300 postcard-type photos of Northwood from its founding through the 1950s. Originally Published in commemoration of Northwood's Quasquicentennial in 1983 by the Anchor Publishing Company of Northwood. Donated to the Society by the Northwood Anchor. B W soft-cover, 88 pgs.
$10 members $15 non-members


Worth Welcome Book

Worth County Welcomes You
This soft-cover booklet details 59 Worth County Historical Sites. Prepared by the Society and the Sesquicentennial Committee in 1996, the guide is interesting reading in itself or as an information roadmap on a vehicle tour of the county. Included are maps, photographs and park and recreational area information. B&W, 20 pages.
$5 members $10 non-members


Manly Book

1915 Manly Chief
This guide was originally published by the Rock Island Railroad to promote the town of Manly, where one of its new terminals resided. This reprint is a valuable repository of advertising history, although it incudes business and building facts about the town. Almost all business enterprises are represented with at least one ad. B&B, dozens of photos, 76 pgs.


Kensett Recipe

Tested Recipes of Farm Women
Published by The Farm Bureau Women of Kensett Township, Worth County, Iowa, November 1924. This reprint contains hundreds of farm kitchen recipes, of course, but also of interest is the advertising by Northwood and Kensett businesses, and handy tips for the housewife. For example, that tough old rooster can still make a delightful meal with a good vinegar boil and frying. Soft-cover, B&W, with calling-card-style advertising. 81 pgs.