12/21/11--Wednesday


Dear LuAnn,


He has really done a fine job in presenting all the historical information grouped by Iowa counties. It is a neat way to learn more about towns dying out as the country developed. And wish I had some information to add to it.


My mother's parents were early settlers in Waterloo and my Dad's were prominent people in Nashua during the late 1800's and early 1900's.


My grandmother would ride in a wagon as a child with her parents on Sundays to visit the Hanna's who were the first settlers at Waterloo. She remembered when that native American Indians would camp south of town near where they lived.


My Dad's grandparents helped build Little Brown Church in Nashua.


But I don't remember that my parents ever talked about any towns that had died out.


I remember driving to Elk Run Heights growing up but never knew that it had been a town.


I hope you and all your families have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Bob G.

Submitted by Bob Granger

Iowa Ghost Towns