Elephant Bluff, Union City twp
A Landmark for early settlers in Allamakee county
Elephant Bluff is located in Union City Township, on a bend in the Upper Iowa River (Oneota). The English Bench school was at the base of this bluff. If you look closely at the photo below, you can see a little white dot surrounded by a clearing. That's the school outhouse.
Elephant Bluff suggests the animal in a reclining position. It served as a landmark for early settlers. From the 1913 Past & Present of Allamakee County, chapter 19: "The Elephant is a lone bluff fronting a bend in the Oneota and sloping back to the English Bench."
~photos taken by Errin Wilker for Allamakee co. IAGenWeb
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