The Cherokee Times was published from 1873 onwards, though the exact paper name changes over the years. I have many originals from 1879 to 1890. As a volunteer project, I am transcribing the newspaper articles that contain local happenings, many with personal names. I have never lived in Iowa but many of my ancestors did!
The transcripts should benefit anyone who is interested in life in the late 18th century midwest or has a personal/ancestral connection to Cherokee County, Iowa. The entire run of newspapers is also available on microfilm from the Cherokee Public Library.
My goal is to transcribe sections of the paper and turn the now-dilapidated papers into decoupaged items.
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