Dakota Township is the smallest in the county, comprising, like the townships of Erin and Jefferson, an area of only eighteen square miles. However, in that limited space, the township includes some of the best farming land in the county, some of the thriftiest and most prosperous appearing farm houses, and, withal, some of the prettiest and most picturesque stretches of landscape that the county can boast of. Dakota, or Dakotah, as it is sometimes called, was founded in 1857, when the Western Union Railroad, now the C., M. & St. P. R. R. first laid its rails through Stephenson county.
Calling All Police, Fire, Sheriff and EMT’s Of Stephenson County. A Very Special September 11 Thank You. Share This!
Calling All Police, Fire, Sheriff and EMT’s Of Stephenson County. A Very Special September 11 Thank You. Share This! CallingRead more.
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Send In Your Letters To The Editor And Be Heard
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Bailey Miller of Leaf River Sinks Half Court Shot At Forreston vs Dakota Game and Wins $500
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Excessive Heat Warning Through Saturday
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