St. Louis Trip, Day 8, Friday, July 31, 2015
Another stop on our trip home from St. Louis was the Monroe County Courthouse in Albia, Iowa.
The first session of the court in Madison County was held in a log house without a floor. During the session, Judge Charles Mason, the lawyers, and the clerks slept on the ground. Since there was no barn, their horses were tied to trees outside One night there was a severe storm, so they brought the horses in and stabled them in the courtroom where they slept until morning.