Here are a few facts and photos about Earlville, where Ruth had her apiary business, and where today there is a Park and a Library named in her honor.

Ruth was living here when Ferner drove over from Cedar Falls to meet her. She loved her little cottage, and the money she earned from keeping bees helped her go to New York City to write each winter.

The Suckow Park, courtesy of Terry Walters, one of our members who looked after the Park for many years.

Old logo for the organization, with the Bee Skemp.

Simple Map of Earlville

Note cards for the RSMA, designed by Irma Potter during the 1960s (She signed her work "Amy.")

See the attachments below: they are posted as PDFs.

Set of Maps of Earlville -- dated 1929

Last Updated March 5, 2021

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