Where Mainstreet Meets Mississippi
Lansing's nick name is Mississippi River Town. William Garrison is the founder of Lansing IA, which came from his hometown Michigan, Lansing. In 1849 Lansing grew to quite a popular place. Lansing was soon in the economy selling many goods. Steam boats delivered mail and passengers which was good for William Garrison. A sculptor Harriet Hosmer from Massachusetts raced a younger riverboat pilot and named it Mt. Hosmer. In !872 a railroad arrived and Lansing came back to life. Lansing IA was the county seat of Allamakee County until it got in a fight and lost it. Lansing has many historic buildings and they got awarded from the oldest buildings. Lansing has many places to eat and it's got a whole variety of things to do.