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Calhoun County (Images of America paperback book)

Price: $28 (includes book signed by the author, tax, shipping and handling)
Item Code: DARCY102


Want to unlock the secret history of small-town and rural Iowa? Order Calhoun County, a 128-page, illustrated, soft-cover book published by Arcadia Publishing.

View the history of small-town, rural Iowa through the eyes of those who lived it. Images of America: Calhoun County showcases this unique heritage through remarkable glimpses into the past and intriguing stories that bring these images to life. Discover the regions pioneer heritage, the birth of the railroad and prairie towns, and the growth of some of most productive farms in the world.

Calhoun County claims two nationally acclaimed authors as native sons, welcomed Babe Ruth in 1940 (but not on the baseball field), and was the target of a bank robbery by Bonnie and Clyde in the 1930s. Calhoun County offers a well-researched pictorial journey designed for native Iowans, transplanted Iowans, and those curious about the evolution of small towns and farms in the Midwest. Order your signed copy from Darcy today! ($28 price includes signed book, sales tax, shipping and handling) 

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (September 14, 2015)
Series: Images of America
Paperback: 128 pages


1. Lake City: Everything but a Lake 
2. Twin Lakes: A Recreation Destination  
3. Pomeroy: Spirit of the People Prevails
4. Manson: Making an Impact 
5. Rockwell City: The Golden Buckle on the Corn Belt 
6. Lohrville: Remembering the Railroads 
7. Lytton: Rebuilding from the Ashes  
8. Farnhamville: Retaining Its Ag Roots 
9. Tiny But Mighty: Little Towns’ History Lives On
10. Covering the County: From Somers to Knierim to Yetter 

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About the Author

Darcy Dougherty Maulsby's ancestors came to Calhoun County in 1889, settling in Elm Grove Township. Five generations of Maulsby's family, including Dougherty Maulsby and her brother, have carried on a heritage of farming, caring for the land, and supporting the local community. Along with running her marketing and communications company, she serves on the board of various Iowa agriculture groups and Central School Preservation in Lake City.


Here’s what others are saying about “Calhoun County:”

“If you want to understand today, you have to study yesterday, noted author Pearl Buck. In Iowa, studying yesterday means discovering the history of our great state’s small towns and farms. Come along on this remarkable journey with Darcy Dougherty Maulsby, who not only knows Iowa agriculture, but is a skilled storyteller who brings history to life.”

--Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey


 “To understand Iowa, you need to understand the legacy of its small towns and rural communities. "Calhoun County" shows these roots run deep and make Iowa what it is today--a special place where people care about their heritage, cherish their small-town spirit, and work together to create a better future.”

--Kim Reynolds, lieutenant governor of Iowa


“I loved Iowa the minute I came here to play football for the Iowa Hawkeyes. The more I explore this great state, the more I appreciate Iowa’s farms and small towns. The interesting stories and photos in “Calhoun County” reflect the competitive spirit, teamwork and strong sense of community that make rural Iowa such an extraordinary place.”

--Chuck Long, Iowa Hawkeye football legend, former NFL player, and CEO/executive director of the Iowa Sports Foundation


“The time is right for this unique book. We’re less than a generation away from some of this history being lost forever, so it’s great to see it preserved through these interesting stories and pictures. “Calhoun County” is a fascinating journey that will keep you turning the pages to see what’s next.”

--Duane Murley, broadcaster and host of the KWMT Power Lunch show