Links of Interest

Related to History, Geography, and Geology

State Historical Society of Iowa A wealth of information about Iowa's history.

O'Brien County Genealogy A great variety of pages branch out from here: maps, military, photography, etc. Much more to the site than family histories.

National Register of Historic Places O'Brien County lists three places. Easy link to all Iowa counties.

Old Newspaper Contents, e.g., "Invitations are out for the Ninth Annual Reunion of the Army of the Tennessee." -Sep 10, 1876

Watchable Wildlife in NW Iowa. Including Waterman Prairie and the Prairie Heritage Center

Related to Festivals and Fairs

O'Brien County Fair The dates participants must meet and handbook of rules are available here. If you've never participated--take a look.

O'Brien County Fair Snapshots, results, from the 2010 (or current) Fair. NEW!

Related to Schools, Cities, and Townships

All these are for convenience. Most are aimed at those who reside or participate there. Some have useful activity schedules.

Sheldon (SHS), Hartley (HMS), and Paullina (SOS) Schools.

Private Schools: Sanborn Christian School, Zion-St. John Lutheran School, Paullina, and St. Patrick's Catholic School, Sheldon

Northwest Iowa Community College

The Communities (Sheldon, Sanborn, Hartley, Archer, Primghar, Paullina, Calumet, Sutherland)

Related to Frivolity, Fun, and Food

RAGBRAI Five pages of pictures from 2005 RAGBRAI. Fun to ride; fun to support.

Solsma's Punkin Patch Working farm-hours on webpage; pumpkin harvest and corn maze in the fall!

Figure 8 Races in Primghar. Eight races during the summer. Drivers from O'Brien and adjacent counties (and further) participate.

Prairie Arts Historical Park is located at 1423 Park Street in Sheldon. The park is home to a historical 1870 pioneer home, a Sears and Roebuck home (now housing Wansink Gallery) and four country schools.

Iowa Sharks Football Not pro football, not school football, but IOWA SHARKS FOOTBALL. Adult Full Contact League with competition between Midwestern Teams.

Related to Industry and Farming

Valero Renewables-Hartley (Business Info/Contacts) Corn Based Ethanol Plant near Hartley

Farm Subsidies to O'Brien County A fine program. First in the 2006 list received $89k; in 12 years the same outfit received $840k.

Related to State or Region

Visit Western Iowa Western Iowa Tourism Region Homepage

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