Jane Arends from Prior Lake, MN presented a program on Iowa and Hamilton County land history at the Hamilton Heritage Hunters Genealogical Society meeting on Saturday January 25th. Jane reviewed a historical timeline of Hamilton County land purchases and reviewed Land Acts which governed the acquisition of land in our county. Guests from Ankeny, Stratford and Webster City enjoyed the program. Jane is the daughter of Chester and Clara Carlson from the Stanhope area. Above, Norma Jeane Bell, Marie Karbula (both of Webster City) and Jane Arends (seated) discuss the 1853 land purchases in Hamilton County.