Nishnabotna Ferry House – Lewis, Iowa

Nishnabotna Ferry House - Lewis, Iowa This was the home of the ferry operator in Lewis, Iowa. This crossing of the Nishnabotna River was used in the 1850s by the Mormon Handcart migration as well as other settlers who were on their way west. Visitors can … [Read more...]

Hitchcock House – Lewis, Iowa

Hitchcock House - Lewis, Iowa This house, in Lewis, Iowa, overlooking a bend in the East Nishnabotna River, was a station on the Underground Railroad. The house was built in 1856 by Rev. George B. Hitchcock and is made of brown sandstone quarried from … [Read more...]