OUR TOWN: A look back as Quasqueton celebrates 175 years

Published: Aug. 18, 2017 at 6:43 PM CDT
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Through fires and floods, Our Town Quasqueton has held onto what matters most; its people. That includes Corinne Love, who has a long history in Our Town.

“My mother was born in a house here,” she says. “My in-laws are natives of this town and my husband is too.”

It makes sense that she's a history buff, telling the stories of Quasky's past, in one of the oldest buildings in town, the museum for the Quasqueton Area Historical Society.

“It was a bank, built in 1902. It went defunct in 1929 when the stock market crashed. My mother had money in this bank and lost it,” says Love.

Alumni of the old school have supported the history museum over the years, donating items money and stories. Don Adams and his wife, both Quasky graduates, are two of the museums’ benefactors.

Quasky is the oldest town in Buchanan County. The railroad built in 1912 didn't last long and the town didn't become the county seat. Flooding on the Wapsipinicon River and fires over the years have changed the look of Quasky, but it never changed the feel.

"Nobody feels that they're better than anybody else and I think the people make Quasky what it is,” says Love