Esther's town [electronic resource] / Deemer Lee.
- University of Iowa Press paperback ed.
- Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2013.
- Bur Oak Book
Bur oak book
1 online resource (277 p.)
- Estherville (Iowa) -- History.
- Electronic books.
- 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 Esthervill
- 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 ChurchesFraternal Organizations and Societies; Notes; Index
- Originally published: Ames : Iowa State University Press, c1980.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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