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Clarke County Iowa Historical Markers

 
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By William J. Toman, November 23, 2011
The Mormon Trail Marker
Iowa (Clarke County), Osceola — The Mormon Trail
The Mormons of Nauvoo, Illinois, forced from their homes following the murder of their prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr., began their trek across Iowa in 1846 on the way to the Great Salt Lake Valley. From their first permanent campsite on Sugar Creek they . . . — Map (db m50023) HM
Iowa (Clarke County), Osceola — Utopian Experiments in Southern Iowa
Several Utopian groups attempted to implement in southern Iowa their dreams of a better social structure. In 1839 Abner Kneeland, a pantheist, started Salubria in Van Buren County. Beset with economic problems, the experiment dissolved after . . . — Map (db m50024) HM

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