|The mighty Mississippi still flows past our historical town of Oquawka, almost the same as in the days of 1827 when a Dr. Isaac Galland staked his claim to this sandy shoreline of the, so called, Military Tract.
It was still the home of the Sac and Fox Indians. They did their hunting and fishing on both sides of the river.
Dr. Galland did some trading with them until he became discouraged and sold his cabin to the Father of our town and moved a few miles down river where he proceeded to build another cabin near Montrose, Iowa. Read More