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Take this opportunity to acquire this Sioux County history book!!

        This is your opportunity to own another great Sioux County History Book!
        This is an entirely different book from the Story of Sioux County by Charles Dyke. (They are not duplicates but compliment each other.)

  • The book ‘Siouxland: A History of Sioux County Iowa’ was first published in 1983 by author, G. Nelson Nieuwenhuis.  He was a local life long resident of Sioux County and a History Professor at Northwestern College in Orange City.
    The prospective in this book is quite different from the Story of Sioux County done by Charles Dyke in 1942. (still available from our Society)   This book has a lot of accurate historical details related in top quality text.  It contains many pictures, maps and has an every name index. 
    The books starts with Sioux County far back into history.  Page 4 states…Large tusks of mastadons have been uncovered in Sioux County gravel pits….their remains carried here by glaciers and flood waters.  From the contents heading you will see the tremendous research that went into this book, among the contents headings are:
    Chapter 1 – Geological Foundations – The prairie setting
    Chapter  2 – The Indians of Sioux land
    Chapters 4-6  Related larger local area history
    Chapter 7 -  The Organization of Sioux County
    Chapter 8 -  Calliope  (The first town and county seat in Sioux County)
    Chapters 9 and 10  - Organization of Townships Part I and II
    Chapter 11 – The English Come to West Sioux
    Chapter 12 -  Orange City
    Chapter  13 – Hospers – Newkirk
    Chapter  14 – Towns Along the Milwaukee  (railroad)
    Chapter  15 – Sioux Center
    Chapter  16 -  Towns Along the Northwestern (railroad)
    Chapter  17 – The Twentieth Century
    Chapter  18 -  The Troubled Twenties
    Chapter  19 – The Turmoil of the Thirties
    Chapter  20 – World War II
    Chapter  21 – Progress and Prosperity – The 1950s
    Chapter  22 – Churches and Christian Education
    Chapter  23 – Public Schools
    Chapter  24 – Professional Progress
    Chapter 25 – Civil Servants 
    Rest of  titles are- Sum and Substance, Notes, Index, and Bibliography, and every name index. . 
    Book is a large 8 1/2 “ by 11”, 360 page hard bound book, with pictures, maps and indexes.
    Prepublish price is $45.00 plus $3.50 for postage/hldg  Totaling………$48.50 USA
    After about a May 2008 completion price will be $50. plus 3.50 ……..$53.50  USA

  •  We don't accept credit cards. Other countries add $30. for postage and handling, contact us for type of payment.

    Send your check, cash or money order to: 
    GSCGS   102 So. Main Ave.  Sioux Center IA  51250 
    Please state the title of the book being purchased, your name and e-mail & address clearly on your order.

  • Other books available from GSCGS:
    Story of Sioux County by Charles Dyke 1942, recently reprinted   $53.50 includes postage USA.
    Sioux Center First 75 years 1891-1966  a real bargain at …$ 10.00 includes postage USA
    A Pocket of Civility, A History of Sioux Center 1976, 370 pages. $10.00 includes postage USA
    Maurice Centennial book 1891-1991 603 page with index…$27.50 includes postage USA

    Expand your Sioux County history library while you have the chance!
    Wilma J. Vande Berg, GSCGS

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