Sunday, November 8, 2009

State Items

A strange and improbable story is in circulation at Marion, about a man who went South from that town last spring. It is said that he has sold his wife (who was of rather dark complexion) into slavery, and is himself in the rebel army. He was formerly a justice of the peace at Marion.

NAMES. – Chieftain Green, great Mogul of a tribe of Indians over in Marshall county has been paying Des Moines a visit. He is well posted in the Indian names of our rivers, and we append some specimens of his classic lore. The Indian name of Des Moines is Keosauqua; of Raccon and North Raccoon is Aspenseva; of Middle Raccoon is Tetasabeva; of South Raccoon is Sesquomeskeva. – State Register.

A train of 78 Wagons passed through Lyons recently from Belvidere, Ill., on their way to California.

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport Iowa, Friday Morning, April 18, 1862, p. 2

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