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West Point

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West Point was one of the early communities in Iowa, platted in 1840. Its situation some 8 miles northeast of the Mississippi River placed it in rolling countryside, with extensive forests to the south and open prairie to the north. With the abundance of limestone for building, a large number of structures both within the town and in the surrounding countryside were constructed of masonry. A drive in the rural areas around West Point will lead one to discover a number of these quite early stone farmhouses, and occasionally barns.

Writing Credits

Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim

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