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Wapsipinicon

[wop-si-pin-i-kuh n] /ˌwɒp sɪˈpɪn ɪ kən/
noun
1.
a river in E Iowa, flowing SE to the Mississippi River. 255 miles (410 km) long.
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  • The earliest settlers located along the Wapsipinicon river where the soil is of a poorer quality than it was on the open prairie.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • The first settlement was on the north side of the Wapsipinicon river around two springs.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer
  • About the same time the western part of the township south of the Wapsipinicon river was settled.

    History of Linn County Iowa Luther A. Brewer

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