The Story of an Old Settler

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Newspaper clipping of article written by Jennie Bailey (1858-1937) about her father, James Bailey (1815-1888), and mother, Cornelia Doolittle Bailey (1824-1893) and their life in early Grinnell. James Bailey was an Abolitionist and his home was a station on the Underground Railroad. Other people mentioned include Alfred Bailey, Lorenzo Bailey, Joanna Bailey Baggs, and Dennis and Clark Thompson. Topics discussed include the first saw mill in Grinnell, the Bailey House hotel, the Sugar Creek war, and prairie flora.