Tag: Clinton County

Episode 41: The Edward Crampton Murders of 1921

Malone, Iowa, is perhaps the best hidden town in Clinton County, Iowa. In 1921, it also played host to one…

The Emotional Insanity of George Scott

In the 1870’s, the town of Delmar, Iowa, had a problem. They were a railroad town, and with the railroads…

Episode 36: The Emotional Insanity of George Scott

George Scott was a loving family man. All of a sudden, he became convinced that his wife was trying to…

Rising From the Flames

The world was breathing a little easier at the end of 1945. For the past several years, the Second World…

Episode 15: Rising From the Flames

August 30, 1945, was a day like any other in DeWitt, Iowa. That is, until the explosions started. What happened…

Little Stone For a Big Man: The Giant of Scott County, Iowa

If you were to peruse a history of the small town of Long Grove, Iowa, you are very likely to…

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…

Justice on the Prairie: Farmers Break a Horse Thieving Ring in Clinton County, Iowa

   From his home in Elvira, Iowa, Captain Robert Lyons surveyed his property with his mariner’s telescope. A relic from…

Once Upon an Iowa Blizzard – The Journey of H.V. Morrill

   Perhaps the most dangerous weather in the Midwest is the blizzard.    Temperatures plummet, and the wind not only…

The Final Word: The Clinton County Feud Over a Courthouse – and a Bell

              Have you ever been on the losing side of an argument? Not just any argument, but one that you…