My interest in the history of
my hometown area ties into the genealogy work.
I have a 20 page writeup on "The Early History of Corydon and Wayne County, Iowa"
which collects the popular
histories and compares their descriptions with some facts gathered from primary
sources. I would like to discuss this with anyone who has an interest in that
area, or who can comment on which things you can believe in the histories of
other midwest counties.
I have been doing some research on the history leading up to the treaty and line, and its location as best it can now be determined. I have a working draft on Estimating the Location of the Red Rock Treaty Line that I welcome comments on. This project combines Iowa History, Native American Indian History, and the history of land surveying. This report also discusses the Red Rock Line sycamore tree, more recently called the Peace Tree. You can see a very crude, incomplete, and preliminary representation of points along the line in this Google Earth file: RedRockLine.kmz. More points appear as you zoom in