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    Thanks so much Sarah!! ... From: Susan Uthoff To: oneroom Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2006 10:02 AM
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      Thanks so much Sarah!!

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      From: "Susan Uthoff" <uthoff@...>
      To: "oneroom" <oneroom@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2006 10:02 AM
      Subject: [oneroom] [Fwd: Iowa Counties]


      > This is mostly for Iowa listmembers. Earlier this year someone requested
      > this from the Johnson County Historical Society. I eventually got the
      > words so here they are.
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      > Sarah S. Uthoff
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      > I am amazed at how many times people ask for this verse. It was supplied
      > to me by a workshop participant.
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      > Iowa Counties
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      > My home is in Iowa,
      > Westward toward the setting sun,
      > Between two mighty rivers,
      > Where crystal waters run.
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      > It has towns and it has cities,
      > It has many noble streams.
      > It has nine and ninety counties,
      > And I’ll now repeat their names.
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      > Lyon, Osceloa, Dickinson,
      > Where Spirit Lake we see,
      > Emmet, Kossuth, Winnebago,
      > Worth is near Lake Albert Lea.
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      > Mitchell, Howard, Winnesheik,
      > And Allmakee so fine,
      > Make eleven Northern counties
      > On our Minnesota line.
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      > Clayton, Dubuque, Jackson,
      > Clinton, Scott and Muscatine,
      > Less, Louisa, and Des Moines
      > On our eastern line are seen.
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      > Van Buren, Davis, Appanoose,
      > Decatur, Ringgold, Wayne we spy,
      > Taylor, Page and Fremont
      > On Missouri’s border lie.
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      > Pottawottamie, Harrison, Mills,
      > Monroe, Woodbury, Plymouth, Sioux,
      > Are all the counties that upon
      > The borders of our state we view.
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      > Next we point you to O’Brien,
      > Palo Alto, too, and Clay,
      > Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Floyd,
      > Now see Chickasaw we pray.
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      > Fayette, Bremer, Butler, Franklin,
      > Then upon the map we see;
      > Wright, Humbolt, Pocahontas,
      > Buena vista, Cherokee.
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      > Ida, Sac, Calhoun and Webster,
      > Hamilton with name so rare,
      > Hardin, Grundy, Black Hawk
      > And Buchanan, Delaware.
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      > Jones, Linn, Benton, Tama,
      > Marshall, Story, Crawford, Carroll,
      > Boon, let us not your patience weary;
      > We will have them all told soon.
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      > Cedar, Greene, Johnson, Iowa,
      > Poweshiek by the same,
      > Next are Jasper, Polk and Dallas
      > (Names of Presidential fame.)
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      > Guthrie, Audubon, Shelby, Cass,
      > Warren, Madison and Adair,
      > Marion and Mahaska,
      > Keokuk, too, is there.
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      > Henry, Jefferson and Wapello,
      > Monroe, Washington we missed.
      > Lucas, Clark, Union, Adams
      > And Montgomery fill the list.
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      > Written by Mr. Quenton Rogers, schoolmaster, Cedar Rapids, 1860.
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