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Image Provenance for the Big Pigeon page headers:
St. Pauls History:
- I copied the page header brick background from a photograph of the Boomer Township Hall by Tom McLaughlin, the Bouncing Czech, found on flickr.com.
- The landing page pigeon is courtesy of publicdomainpictures.net.
- I found Dennis Week's Pottawattamie County township map at http://iagenweb.org/pottawattamie/map/map-townships.htm.
- Boomer & Hazel Dell Townships: The Pottawattamie County GLO historic vegetation map at http://www.public.iastate.edu/~fridolph/glo/maps/pottawattamie.jpg
- Pottawattamie County: The map showing Pigeon Creek in Crescent Township is taken from the 1885 Allen atlas of Pottawattamie County. View Crescent Township at http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/atlases/id/6802/show/6723/rec/2
- Big Pigeon Area Towns: http://www.iowaghosttowns.com/large_1895_iowa_county_map.html
- Big Pigeon Area Towns > Loveland: The undated post card image is from the the John P. Vander Maas Railroadiana collection via digital.lib.uiowa.edu. The card was sent in 1907 by Al Flury to a cousin in Missouri. Note the Primitive Baptist Church.
- Iowa History: The Iowa Counties map is courtesy of Encyclopedia Britannica, website https://www.britannica.com.
- Iowa History > Avoca: I extracted the Avoca area map from Microsoft's bing.com, where I searched for Avoca Iowa Map.
- Iowa History > Cuppy's Grove: I extracted the Cuppy's Grove area map from the Shelby County map in the 1875 Andreas Iowa atlas at davidrumsey.com. To view the Shelby County map, access davidrumsey.com, click on the very small search option in the upper-right corner, and enter andreas iowa 1875 shelby. You should see an 1875 map of Shelby County, although the caption might say Monona County!
- American History: I found the United States map at bing.com.
- Local History Galleries: I found the unattributed loess hills photo at pinterest.com.
St. Pauls History:
- The c. 1908 photo of the St. Paul's cemetery, old parsonage, and church with the Rev. Hans Nielsen family is courtesy of the St. Paul's website, stpaulsneola.org.
- The map showing the location of St. Paul's Church and Cemetery is courtesy of google.com.
- Family History: I generated my ancestor chart using Reunion software from my St. Paul's database.
- My great-grandparents' Larsen and Hansen gravestone photos are by my second cousin, Dennis Johnson, and were found at findagrave.com.
- The Mormon Trail map is courtesy of lds.org.
- Resources:The drawing of an 1867 Iowa passenger pigeon flock is from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly and is courtesy of wikipedia.com. Within 50 years, passenger pigeons were extinct;
- George Simons drawing of the 1853 Grenville Dodge railroad survey in camp near Crescent, Iowa is courtesy of the Council Bluffs Public Library; see https://www.flickr.com/photos/cbpl/5257417613/in/album-72157625464657773/ to scroll through the entire collection.