Book Signing/ Meet and Greet w/ John Brassard Jr.
February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Scott County is one of the oldest counties in Iowa. It is where the Blackhawk Treaty as signed and where the first railroad bridge across the Mississippi River was built. But Scott County has also been witness to many shameful deeds. Travel down Utica Ridge Road, where young Grace Reed paid the ultimate price for spurning the affections of a local farmer. Enter the bedroom of Margaretha Nehlsen, who poisoned her children with chocolate candies. Hear the tale of Harry Hamilton, a former policeman turned career criminal who played a key part in perhaps the most infamous bank robbery in Scott County history. Come and explore these stories and more with author John Brassard Jr. as he guides you through the darker side of Scott County history, in the new book ” Murder and Mayhem in Scott County, Iowa”.
John Brassard will be available at the German American Heritage Center at 2 PM to promote and sign for his new book! Drop on by to get your book and satisfy your morbid curiosity on Scott County’s dark past.