On The Road To Statehood – Celebrating 175 Years – 1835.

Lieutenant Albert M. Lea’s map of The District of Iowa as it was in 1835.

In the back of his 1836 publication, Notes on the Wisconsin Territory Particularly with Reference to The Iowa District or Black Hawk Purchase, Lieutenant Albert M. Lea included a large fold-out map of the Iowa District, as he called it. This map is invaluable in giving us a look at Iowa as it was unfolding in 1835, two years after the Black Hawk Purchase was opened up to settlers.


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