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Eldora

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Both the platting of Eldora and the establishment of surrounding Hardin County occurred in 1853. The site for the new community was an open section of rolling prairie west of the Iowa River. A square of 24 blocks was laid out; two blocks were set aside at the center, one for a park, the other as the location for the projected county courthouse.

Writing Credits

Author: 
David Gebhard and Gerald Mansheim

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