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100 1  Lee, Deemer 
245 10 Esther's Town 
264  1 Iowa City :|bUniversity of Iowa Press,|c1989 
264  4 |c©2012 
300    1 online resource (277 pages) 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
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490 1  Bur Oak Book 
505 0  Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- An Era of Bootlegging, 
       Culture under Canvas, and Arson -- Fearless Settlers and 
       Rampaging Indians -- Blizzards, Prairie Fires, and 
       Grasshoppers -- An Invasion from Outer Space -- New Life 
       in the Town -- Progressives versus Standpatters -- Our 
       Neighborhood Was Rarely Dull -- War Days and Happier Times
       -- When All the Banks Failed -- The Newspaper Game -- 
       Eleven-Cent Corn, 108-Degree Heat, and a Twister -- Tears 
       and Cheers -- Watching Estherville Grow -- It's All 
       Progress, One Might Suppose -- Appendix -- Official Census
       of Emmet County -- Emmet County Men Elected to State 
       Office -- War Loans in Emmet County -- Estherville 
       Churches -- Fraternal Organizations and Societies -- Notes
       -- Index 
520    Esther's Town could be "Any Town, U.S.A.," for the equals 
       of its cast of characters can be found in any small town. 
       And here, as usual, was the town newspaper editor, the 
       observing eye of all the foibles and peccadillos that form
       any town's history. Remembering all the years with love 
       and humor, editor Deemer Lee chronicled the forty-four 
       years he gathered and wrote news-forty-one of them as 
       editor and publisher of his town's newspaper. He dug into 
       old records, recalled old times, and talked with old-
       timers. He illuminated the transition of a town, from 
       Estherville's pioneer settlement to the busy, active town 
       it is today. The excitement and fun begin with a story of 
       bootleggers, Chautauqua meetings, and an accomplished 
       arsonist-who achieves in less than two months the 
       impressive score of burning seven barns and one feed store,
       with an unsuccessful attempt on the Methodist church. 
       Scandinavians move in, build crude shelters for the first 
       winter, and add their special characteristics to the town.
       The Irish arrive and stamp their mark on the whole 
       territory. The circus comes to town and entrances everyone
       with its ancient pageantry. The railroads come through and
       add a rowdy element to the population. The Depression 
       begins and farms see 11-cent corn, 108-degree heat, and a 
       twister. All these events, plus adventures with a massive 
       meteorite and haunting river tragedies, create the drama 
       and flow of small-town life, story by story, in a 
       fascinating revelation of Americana. 
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       Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access 
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650  0 Estherville (Iowa) - History 
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