BEACONSFIELD



 

            The town of Beaconsfield was established in 1881. Like many of the small towns of that era, it was filled with small businesses to fit the needs of the people. The 1900 Business Directory listed the folowing businesses: barber, lumber yard, general store, feed mill, coal supplier, dressmaker, carpenter, meat market, milliner, confectionery, furniture store, buggy company, bank, and harness maker.
The population topped 300 around 1900 with the current tally being less than half that.

The hometown of the Iowa and Midwest grocery empire--Hy-Vee!!!



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