Dillons Furrow

Martelle ia

Longest Furrow On Record

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Dillons Furrow Marker

Photo taken by Dave King

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Before 1839 no roads connected Dubuque and Iowa City. Travelers often became lost. Lyman Dillon, ESO, from Cascade, Iowa plowed a furrow between the two cities. The 100 mile furrow, known as Dillon's Furrow is the longest on record. Dillon Furrow later became a Military Road which passed through the town of Martelle.

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  • June 2, 2013: Added by Dave King

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