Exploring our Cultural Past / Local History Car Caravan Tour

Bell's Mill Park, Hamilton County

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Explore some of Hamilton and Webster Counties historical past on this car caravan tour.  We will travel over a portion of both counties on this program offered by Hamilton and Webster County Conservation Boards. We will discuss some area history covering the area glaciation , prehistoric woodland culture, expiration by the French Dragoons, European settlement of Iowa in the 1800s, gristmills and saw mills on the Boone and Des Moines Rivers, pioneer school houses of rural Iowa, Spirt Lake Indian uprising and Massacre, and the building of the original Fort Dodge. This program is for people who are interested in our local history that centers on the river valleys and crosses over into both counties. Register your spot by preregistering by email hccblaird@wmtel.net or call us at 515-832-9570 so we can plan for the meal and reserve a room at Pizza Ranch.

 Time: 9:00 am Start history tour at Bell’s Mill Park.          

10:00 am Depart Bell’s Mill Park for Vegors Cemetery.          

11:30 am Depart Vegors Cemetery for Fort Museum in Fort Dodge.         

 12:00 pm Tour Fort Museum in Fort Dodge.            

1:30 pm Depart Lunch on your own or join us at Pizza Ranch or Tom Thumb Drive Inn in Fort Dodge

The schedule is an estimated schedule and may end up adjusted as we are on tour.

Contact us at hccblaird@wmtel.net or 515-832-9570 for reservations or questions.


To Register

This event is accepting email reservations.2490 Briggs Woods Trail


Exploring our Cultural Past / Local History Car Caravan Tour


Saturday, September 28, 2019
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Bell's Mill Park
3100 Bell's Mill Road Stratford, IA 50249
Webster City, IA 50595
hccblaird@wmtel.net or 515-832-9570 Conservation Office
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