After leaving the picturesque town of my father's birth, Centerville, Iowa, we went on a search of Monteith, Iowa. I was hoping to find more family history.
First, we found the quiet Monteith Cemetery adorned with numerous flagpoles and well tended grounds. The cemetery was divided by the picturesque, rolling road we were traveling. The newer on our right with a "Welcome to Monteith, Iowa" established in 1881 "Jest northwest of Dale City."
The cemetery, contained not one Monteith headstone! So much for family history in the cemetery.
We had looked at the town on Google Earth and discovered that it was extremely small with a U shaped road that intersected the highway at both ends. We turned onto the U road. Here is what I found.
It appears that before the town was Monteith, it was Leadville, Iowa. It had a deserted railroad track, a grain elevator and three brick businesses.....all abandoned. So much for Monteith, Iowa! My dad would have been so disappointed.
Now I wonder why the town was named Monteith. It is odd that there is no history to be found, so far.
Then off to Austin, Minnesota for a tour of the Spam plant...
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