Month: June 2018

Suicidal: William Stewart Walks the Long, Dark Path in 1920

William Stewart’s beloved wife, Mary, was dead. He was only in his early 40’s, still a relatively young man. He…

A Historian Visits Hell … Claus Hell

Historians can be an odd breed. Most of us are inclined to spend a good deal of time reading about…

Edward Graham’s Legacy: The Forgotten DeWitt Courthouse of 1854

   In 1853, Edward Graham was made the County Judge of Clinton County, Iowa, when his predecessor unexpectedly vacated the…

The Marble Woman: Thoughts of Henry Reese in Adams County

If you ever happen to be driving along Highway 34 through Adams County, Iowa, you’ll eventually pass a cemetery along…