Fish holding school in Reubens
Townsite covered 1957 by Lovewell Lake
April 30, 2020
John's Creek meanders north through Jewell County's Richland Township. It was doing so 150 years ago when the first permanent settlers were establishing homes in Jewell County. At that time, White Rock Creek flowed eastward across the breadth of Jewell County.
Near where the two creeks came together, the town of Rubens flourished during the late 1800s. It began on Jan. 31, 1871, when the Rubens Post Office, named after the first Rubens postmaster, William Rubens Scott, was established. The first home in Rubens was a cabin built by William Scott, Samuel Sweet and Willis (Wilson) McBride....