Upcoming events for October

The monthly meeting of the Webster County Genealogical Society will be held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 7. Nonmembers are welcome to join us. We will be voting on our proposed slate of officers:

President: Carol Foltz
Vice president: Joan Ewing
Secretary/Treasurer: Sue Lieske

The newsletter will be mailed out after this meeting.

History presentation

Local historian Al Nelson will give a presentation on “History of the Des Moines River” on Oct. 12. We will meet in the large meeting room of the Fort Dodge Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m.

The presentation will cover some of the factors in settling this area. Maps from the 1600s up to 1850 will illustrate the prominence of the Des Moines River for hundreds of years. Some Indian treaties pertinent to our area will be discussed, along with the impact of the Des Moines River Navigation Act.

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