On The Road To Statehood – Celebrating 175 Years – 1839.

The Journal of Cyrus Sanders – 1838-1843. Cyrus Sanders recorded his early adventures in Johnson County, over a five-year period (1838-1843), in a journal – giving us a day-by-day account of one man’s trek from Ohio to Iowa.

In 1839, a 21-year-old farmer/surveyor from Ohio named Cyrus Sanders journaled his way through an amazing pioneer adventure. From Cincinnati to Burlington to Napoleon and Iowa City, Sanders’ became one of Johnson County’s first settlers, and throughout his lifetime became known as one of our city’s most honored historians.


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