Abner Bell

Abner Bell comes west a second time

Cruzens donate portrait by Sioux Rapids artist

There’s a new face in the board of supervisors room in the Buena Vista County Courthouse. It’s a painting of Abner Bell by artist Franklin Halverson of Sioux Rapids and donated to the county by former Storm Laker Mary Ann Cruzen of Fredericksburg, Va. Abner Bell, of course, was BV County’s first white settler who arrived and stayed. Others came […]