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SULLIVAN'S PICNIC GROUNDS
SULLIVAN'S PICNIC GROUNDS. A popular park near Peru Road, the land was once used by George Wallace JONES who had several cabins constructed to store provisions for miners along the Maquoketa River.
In 1833 Thomas MCKNIGHT obtained a homestead of 620 acres including the land on which the cabins had been constructed.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Madsen purchased the Sullivan property around 1951. They planned to use the cabin as a tool house.
"Log Cabin in Which U. S. Sold Land a Century Ago Still Stands," The Telegraph-Herald, October 7, 1951, p. 17