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Ghost Towns of Marshall County

Dave Baker of the 29th State will give a program about Ghost Towns of Marshall County on Sunday, October 6 at 2:00 p.m. in the library’s community meeting rooms. Come learn how the Civil War, railroads, and the American West shaped Marshall County. We will discuss what ghost towns are, how to find them, and how to use them to better understand the world around us.

Baker will delve into some of the histories of some of these former towns in Marshall County, including Bromley, Bevin’s Grove, Illinois Grove, Luray,Marietta, and Minerva. Baker will use his own photographs and a variety of historical maps from the State Historical Society to show where these communities once were.

Dave Baker began photographing the state of Iowa in 2010 and has taken pictures of over 10,000 communities, villages, landmarks and historical sites.

For more information, please call the Information Desk at (641) 754 – 5738 ext. 4.


  • Date:October 6, 2019
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm