Representative Lyman Dillon View All Years

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Date of Death: 12/8/1857
Birth Place: New York, NY
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
House: 4 (1852)
Home County: Dubuque
Lyman Dillon
Dubuque County
Born in New York June 12, 1800, and died at Cascade, Iowa, December 8, 1857. Mr. Dillon came to Cascade in 1836 and purchased a mill from the Delong brothers north of the city. He operated the business for many years in addition to farming. He was hired in 1839 to establish a trail between Dubuque and Iowa City. The route, broken by a team of oxen pulling a great breaking plow, was a plowed furrow as straight as the animals and contour of the land would allow. This became the basis of a road planned by Congress from Dubuque to the Missouri border. Mr. Dillon served on the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors from October 1847 to August 1851. He was elected to represent Dubuque County in the Fourth Iowa General Assembly, 1852.
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