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Ingraham (Mills County)

I might have some additional information for your list of Mills County ghost towns. The entry for Ingraham says the location is not found. There's a census page for Ingraham in 1860 that says the Post Office is Glenwood, and the google map of Glenwood has an Ingrum Ave heading SE out of the town. Thank you for the information on Saint Mary's, which is where one of my family's ancestors was born.

                                                                                                        Submitted by Anne Messenger

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Warren (Lee County)

My great grandfather John Russell had a store in Warren (Lee County) Iowa. (Russell Brothers Store) It closed in 1904, but the building and house attached remained until the 1940-50 era. Currently there is nothing there except a cemetery where my relatives are buried. I have a period drawing of the original store and a photograph of the store with house attached in what must have been its glory days. (Also much memorobilia of the store) The land and contents of the store and house were sold at auction by the family including my father Earl Russell. I am always looking for a post card with a Warren postmark.

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Percy (Marion County)

Hi, love this site. I just was wondering why Percy, Iowa is not listed. It still existed until Red Rock Dam was built. I was born in 1958 and remember my dad taking me to the General Store occasionally. There is still a "Percy Fair" held every year as a reunion of folks who currently live in the area and those of us who have moved to other locations.

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Any info on a town called MIAMI in Monroe county (Submitted by David Pope)