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    Very Early Stereoview of Street Scene in Sioux City, Iowa ca 1860s - Dr. John K. Cook, of the area's potential as a future city; Cook, an English, born Oxford educated physician turned frontier surveyor, was most impressed by the location at the mouths of the Big Sioux and Floyd Rivers at the Missouri. In his official capacity as United States Federal Government surveyor, Dr. Cook established the little town of Sioux City in 1854, staking out its lots and streets. Joseph Leonais, who owned much of the land which would became the downtown area, sold it to Dr. Cook after much haggling for $3000. Within 3 years the new town had a population of 400 people and incorporated as a city.

    Great early street scene, "Pearl Street, Sioux City, Iowa 1866" (in period ink on mount), has a few readable signs, E. R. Kirk & Co., clothing-dry goods, city saloon, etc. Measures approximately 7" x3.25".

    Condition: fine, image has good contrast, mount has some soiling


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    June, 2008
    16th Monday
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