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
O'Brien County Fair Snapshots, results, from the 2010 (or current) Fair. NEW!
All these are for convenience. Most are aimed at those who reside or participate there. Some have useful activity schedules.
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.
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.