AUSTIN. A post office from 1872 to 1882, located south of Silver Lake, and later near the east shore. On the coming of the railroad in 1882 the post office was removed to Lake Park and the name changed to that of the town.

HAGERTY. In the northern part of Westport Township. Post office, 1893-1903.

LAKEVILLE. A hamlet, business center and post office in the southwestern part of Lakeville Township. The hamlet was in existence from about 1870 to 1890.

MILFORD. A town in the north central part of section 18, Milford Township. Post office established in 1869. On the coming of the nearby railroad in 1882 the town of North Milford (the name later changed to Milford) was established three-fourths of a mile to the northwest, which caused abandonment of the original town.

MINNIE. Name of the post office from 1885 to 1893 at the present town of Orleans.

WALLACE. In the southern part of Westport Township. Post office, 1900-1903.

Dickinson County

Named after DAniel S Dickinson.

A Senator from New York.

Railroads had a major impact on many towns, not only in Iowa but across America.

Interesting facts about Disckson Manufacturing Company

Founded in Scranton, Pennsylvania by Thomas Dickson in 1856. The Dickson Railroad opened in 1662.  Dickson built 1,400 Locomotives and then closed in 1909.

Info from:

Dickson Manufacturing Company advertisement from the 1870’s.

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