Published October, 1982
Printed by Miller Printing & Publishing Odebolt, Iowa
We dedicate this book to the people who lived the history of
Aspinwall and her surrounding farm lands. It took stamina and imagination to survive
far from established settlements in the days before the railroads came and the
new town of Aspinwall was created; it took determination and courage to build
stores and homes where prairie ground had been; and it took hope and strength
to carry on in times of economic depression, wars, and assaults of nature.
Because our forefathers displayed a warm regard for each other and the world around them, they have insured a promising future for us and for generations to come.
Front inside cover
Due to pictures # 4, 6, 7, 8 being printed across the fold of the inside cover they were not scanned.
If you have original pictures that were used on the inside cover please email David Kusel
4) Ferd Jansen and a load of freshly picked corn.
6) Herman Ehrichs, Walter Mathiesen and Rich Schacht.
7) Frank Wegner carries lunch to Orren Schroeder, who is operating a binder in the 1930s.
8) This Regular Farmall International, purchased from Emil Ehrichs' Garage in April 1927, was the first tractor Emil sold in Iowa Township and the second tractor purchased in Crawford County. John Derner was the new owner, with Ehrichs shown demonstrating the machine.