Much like military occupations in foreign lands, Fort Madison was on the cusp of enemy territory. The Louisiana Purchase may have stated that the land belonged to us. The treaty, however, did not include a “buy in” from the Native Americans. Along with...
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About Fort Madison Where Iowa Began
Fort Madison, first established in 1808 following the Louisiana Purchase. Learn about the old fort, the prison, why Fort Madison is Pen City & all things unique to the place where Iowa began.
- The Fort Madison Prison Memory Project (24 votes)
- The Solitary Life of a Soldier at Old Fort Madison (17 votes)
- Iowa State Penitentiary: The "Castle" on the Hill (16 votes)