Angus, Iowa votes to dissolve in March, 1894

 

 

 

From The Ogden Reporter, March 15, 1894:

Busted

    The Angus correspondent of the Perry Chief has this to say of the vote on the proposition to dissolve the corporation of that once famous coal town: 

At the election held here last Monday, the question as to whether the corporation should be dissolved was voted on.  The vote stood 27 to bust, and 4 not to bust, consequently it is pretty well busted.  The condition of the finances of the town are such that it would be useless to continue the corporation longer.  If the city dads of early days hadn’t burdened the town with its present bonded indebtedness, we might have been able to keep up the incorporation and pay expenses.