[later called West LeMars]
WOULD CHANGE DALTON TO W. LE MARS
How would it sound to say West LeMars instead of Dalton?
This suggestion has been made by residents of the Dalton vicinity who
The change would be easily made. Dalton is not an incorporated town, so
It is claimed that changing the name of the town to West LeMars would be of
The railroad would benefit because it would definitely connect the Great
The town of Dalton would benefit because it depends largely on the railroad
LeMars would be helped because it would then have a bona-fide “suburb.”
Customers of the railroad, both freight and passenger, would be helped
There is now an all-weather road between LeMars and West LeMars. This road
The change will cost practically nothing. The railroad company simply
This is an old photo from the Washington Township/Dalton area of Plymouth Co., Iowa, taken in someone's home around 1900. On the back of the photo is written: (back row, left to right) Lloyd Norton, Charlie Smith, Bert Norton, Albert Schweppe, (middle row, left to right) Lizzie Minor, Gertie Kistle, Emma Schutt, (front row, left to right) Charlie Hodgson ?, ?, George Smith. I know for sure, the man in the front row on the right is my great grandfather, George Harry Smith, and the woman in the middle row on the left in the white dress is my great grandmother, Lizzie (Minor)Smith and the man in the back row, second in from the left is Charles Edward Smith, George's brother.
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Dalton bridge washed out--flood devastation. Looking from the West toward LeMars.
View looking into Dalton from the East. Notice the school yard and school house on the hill above the town.
DALTON: On Great Northern (Burlington Northern) Ry, 2 miles west of LeMars, 6 miles north of Merrill (NE/NW Sec. 13, Washington Twp, 92N, R46W.) Established July 18, 1890, Oren F. Wilson; discontinued Dec. 31, 1912. An old house on the site is probably part of the old town. ~Compiled by local historian and genealogist John Winterringer. Published in the LeMars Sentinel, June 29, 1995.
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DALTON POSTOFFICE ABANDONED
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