Viewing "Judicial History of Mower County" and "The Bar of Mower County." (1884)
This two-part article covers the legal history of Mower County from the mid-1850s to the mid-1880s. The first part describes early court sessions and several criminal cases, the second gives short, generally positive, profiles of members of the bar. This period in the history of the county was punctuated by a cause célèbre: the impeachment trial of Judge Sherman Page in 1878 before the state senate. Several of the charges against Page are set forth in the first part of this article. This article appeared first as chapters in a history of Mower County published in 1884.