Merrill Iowa History

Picture of 1909 Merrill Post card

Those settling the pre-Merrill area lived on a prairie. Which means, if you did live here, and went for a walk, all you would see for miles would be tall grass and some trees near the rivers and creeks. In fact cowboys used to say you could tie the prairie grass in a knot over a horse's back. Grass and trees weren't the only inhabitants. Wild flowers were sprinkled here and there too.

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