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Date:
September 12, 2019
Time:
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location:
Newton Public Library
Address:
100 N. 3rd Ave W
Newton, IA 50208
Contact:
641-792-4108
Cost:
There is no fee to attend this event
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Buxton, Iowa: The Making of a One-of-a-Kind Town

Thursday, September 12, 2019

You may have heard of Buxton, Iowa, the coal mining town established in 1900 where five thousand African Americans and Caucasians lived, worked, and attended school together. But do you know how and why the town was created? Using photos and audio clips, author Rachelle Chase will share the fascinating events that created this unique community, its notable residents, and what made it disappear. This program is free to attend and open to the public. Rachelle Chase is the author of "Lost Buxton" (2017) and "Creating the Black Utopia of Buxton, Iowa" (January 2019).