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By Juris Bets, August 10, 2010
First Train Robbery in The West Marker
Iowa (Adair County), Adair — First Train Robbery in The West — Jesse James Robberies
Site of the first train robbery in the west. Committed by the notorious Jesse James and his gang of outlaws July 21, 1873 — Map (db m34280) HM
Iowa (Adair County), Greenfield — Veterans Memorial — "Lest We Forget"
[Front] In grateful appreciation this monument is dedicated to the Veterans of Adair County who served their country in times of war and peace. [Back has POW-MIA emblem] — Map (db m72442) WM
Iowa (Adair County), Greenfield — Veterans Memorial
Thank You Veterans For Our Freedom Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices. President Harry S. Truman . . . — Map (db m72443) WM
Iowa (Adair County), Menlo — Adair County Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II

Don't Tread on Me ———————— The Four Chaplains [Sinking of USAT Dorchester] ———————— [Vietnam Scene] Carlos "White Feather" . . . — Map (db m93757) WM

Iowa (Adair County), Orient — Grasses / Voices — Artist - Susan Gardels

"A grass plant is small and humble, lost in the multitude, and unnoticed. Hardly one person in a hundred thousand realizes what is going on in the growth of grass. But for the protection of the soil, grass is just as important as trees - and . . . — Map (db m86940) HM

Iowa (Adair County), Orient — Henry A. Wallace Birthplace — 1888

Renovated in 1996 Under The Guidance Of Architect William Wagner — Map (db m86983) HM

Iowa (Adair County), Orient — Jasper James And His Family

The Garden Pond Is In Memory Of Our Great Grandfather Jasper James And His Family

They moved to Adair County in 1892 by covered wagon with their young children herding the livestock. They settled on a farm two and a half miles . . . — Map (db m86929) HM

Iowa (Adair County), Orient — Native Prairie Planting

When the first settlers arrived in Iowa, nearly 30 of this state's 35 million acres were blanketed with tallgrass prairie. In less than 150 years, 99.9% of this vast, lush grassland disappeared under the plow. The prairie before you contains . . . — Map (db m86930) HM

Iowa (Adair County), Orient — The Mormon Trail

Determined and authenticated by the Historical Department of Iowa, 1911.

This monument was erected in 1917 by the Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution in memory of the pioneers who followed this trail and its . . . — Map (db m86922) HM

Iowa (Adair County), Orient — Veterans Memorial

This flag display has been erected by the Bank of Memories Museum in proud and grateful memory of American soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen and especially those who laid down their lives in all quarters of this earth, that other peoples . . . — Map (db m86925) WM

Iowa (Adams County), Corning — Adams County Jail — House of History

The Adams County House of History served as county Jail House and Sheriff's Quarters from 1877 to 1955. The stones that were used to build the jail house were hauled from St. Joseph, Missouri, by oxen and wagon. The effort to purchase and . . . — Map (db m86668) HM

Iowa (Adams County), Corning — City of Corning Fire Bell

Purchased 1897 Removed from tower in Central Park 1966 — Map (db m86700) HM

Iowa (Adams County), Corning — Corning Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Honoring Adams County Veterans — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II

Remembering Our Heroes ——————— Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain ——————— John Thuman - KIA WWII Billy Cooper - KIA Korea . . . — Map (db m86994) HM

Iowa (Adams County), Corning — Fairview Church — 1892 - 2008

[And former church bell] — Map (db m86715) HM

Iowa (Adams County), Corning — First Adams County Mill

Carbon Roller Stone 1849-1918 — Map (db m86671) HM

Iowa (Adams County), Corning — Icarian Colony
Formed in France by Etienne Cabet, this group comprised of many talented and well-educated persons. All possessions surrendered to a common fund, all worked for common good. Landed in New Orleans in 1848 all applied for citizenship, same year. . . . — Map (db m78080) HM
Iowa (Adams County), Corning — Mt. Etna United Methodist Church — 1852 - 1987

In memory of Dr. H. L. Sweet and all former members of Mt. Etna United Methodist Church

[Former Church Bell] — Map (db m86672) HM

Iowa (Adams County), Corning — The Bell

This bell first rang in the Congregational Church which was built on this site in 1871. A new church building was constructed here in 1900, and it included a tower for the bell. The Congregational Church federated with the Presbyterian Church . . . — Map (db m86999) HM

Iowa (Adams County), Corning — Veterans Memorial

To Honor All Who Served ———————— All Gave Some - Some Gave All ———————— For Our Freedom — Map (db m87000) WM

Iowa (Allamakee County), Harper Ferry — The Mystery of the Mounds — Effigy Mounds National Monument — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
In 1766, English and French Canadian traders wintered near this site. They must have puzzled over these strange earthen shapes-or others even nearer their cabin. The traders could not have known that the humble grave markers were vestiges of a . . . — Map (db m61987) HM
Iowa (Allamakee County), Waukon — Allamakee County Court House Museum
This building was completed in 1861 by the firm of Hale, Jenkins and Pratt at a cost of $13,655. The 40-acre townsite, including the place where the building stands, was donated by the Shattuck Family. The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors . . . — Map (db m69527) HM
Iowa (Allamakee County), Waukon — Norwegian House
The Norwegian-American Gjefle log house was built in 1870, and an addition in 1886, in Center Township. It was moved to this site in 1990. — Map (db m69748) HM
Iowa (Appanoose County), Centerville — Around the World in 91 Hours — Howard Hughes Around the World Flight of 1938 — Albert I. Lodwick

Albert I. Lodwick (pictured at the top of the mural) was born in Mystic, Iowa on March 4, 1904. On July 10, 1938, due in large part to Albert Lodwick's organizational skills as his flight operations manager, Howard Hughes set a record by . . . — Map (db m90374) HM

Iowa (Appanoose County), Centerville — Centerville Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II

Brig Gen Francis Drake

The First USS Iowa ———————— Gold Star for the Fallen ———————— Thank You Veterans — Map (db m90363) HM

Iowa (Appanoose County), Centerville — Union Soldiers Monument

Erected July 1, 1869

Bronze Tablets Added to Monument 1927 by Woman's Relief Corps — Map (db m90371) WM

Iowa (Appanoose County), Walnut City — The Real Village of Griffinsville — Appanoose Historical Marker
Underneath Rathbun Lake, where the south branch of the Chariton River ran, lies the remains of most of the village of Griffinsville. At the turn of the century it was a thriving little inland hamlet with several houses, a general store, Barney . . . — Map (db m85505) HM
Iowa (Boone), Boone — Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 8
Here Passed the Dragoon Trail Blazed in 1835 by the First U.S. Dragoons under Colonel Stephen W. Kearney — Map (db m84099) HM
Iowa (Cass County), Atlantic — American Legion Memorial Building

Saint Mihiel • Meuse Argonne Chateau Thierry — Map (db m93788) WM

Iowa (Cass County), Atlantic — Cass County Veterans Memorial
. . . — Map (db m93778) WM
Iowa (Cass County), Atlantic — Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Depot — Iowa Historic Site

1st and Chestnut Street, Atlantic, Cass County, Iowa

This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m93787) HM

Iowa (Cass County), Atlantic — Civil War and Spanish-American War Soldiers Monument

Honor Roll of Cass County Veterans

[Not transcribed] — Map (db m93779) WM

Iowa (Cass County), Atlantic — John Gingery Cabin — A Link With The Past

This 14 by 18 foot log cabin was built by John Gingery in 1863 in what was called Five Mile Grove located two miles northeast of Atlantic. John left Stark County Ohio where he had been raised and had become a school teacher. He was twenty-six . . . — Map (db m93783) HM

Iowa (Cass County), Griswold — Veterans Memorial
. . . — Map (db m72445) HM
Iowa (Cass County), Lewis — Fighting Slavery – Aiding Runaways — John Brown Freedom Trail — December 20, 1858 - March 12, 1859

Iowa assumed an important place in America’s Underground Railroad history when Missourians closed off the Missouri River to Kansas bound settlers. For Iowa residents involved in helping runaways, the work was a dangerous and illegal business. . . . — Map (db m93885) HM

Iowa (Cass County), Lewis — Lewis Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II

Hitchcock House —————————— In sparsely settled Cass County an entire company was enlisted in Lewis, 1862.

Company I 23rd Infantry . . . — Map (db m93805) WM

Iowa (Cass County), Lewis — Memorial Building — Lewis, Iowa — Remodeled 1993

In 1948 fire destroyed this area. Thru public funding, and labor, in 1949, this Memorial Building, arose.

[Engraved stone reads] Lewis, Iowa First 1855 Home, Cass County, Court House — Map (db m93820) HM

Iowa (Cass County), Lewis — Rev. George B. Hitchcock House

Rev. George B. Hitchcock House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America

This property is listed in the . . . — Map (db m93862) HM

Iowa (Cass County), Lewis — The Mormon Pioneer Trail / A Road and River, Well Traveled

Beginning in February of 1846, the vanguard of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) struggled across southern Iowa on the way to their "New Zion" in the Rocky Mountains.

The trek from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Kanesville . . . — Map (db m93813) HM

Iowa (Cass County), Lewis — The Mormon Pioneer Trail / A Warm Welcome on the Nishnabotna

Beginning in February of 1846, the vanguard of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) struggled across southern Iowa on the way to their "New Zion" in the Rocky Mountains.

The trek from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Kanesville . . . — Map (db m93882) HM

Iowa (Cass County), Lewis — The Mormon Trail

Determined and authenticated by the Historical Department of Iowa, 1911.

This monument was erected in 1917 by the Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution in memory of the pioneers who followed this trail and its . . . — Map (db m93819) HM

Iowa (Cass County), Lewis — World Wars Memorial — Lest We Forget

In honor of those who served in World Wars One and Two

In Memory Of

Ray Enfield • Frank H. Enfield Guy H. Peters • Harry Porter Kenneth Lawton • Bernard Kaiser Wayne Reynolds — Map (db m93818) HM

Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — A World of Opportunity — Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
My grandparents and parents came here in a covered wagon. In this community they toiled and worshipped God. They lie buried on your hillside. The most formative years of my boyhood were spent here. My roots are in this . . . — Map (db m87738) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — A World of Opportunity — Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
It was here that I was given that tender care of mind and body, those first steps in education, that knowledge of poverty and struggle for family betterment which contribute to understanding of American life.”     President . . . — Map (db m87749) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — A World of Opportunity — Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance . . . In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope.”     . . . — Map (db m87751) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — Birthplace of Herbert Hoover
Birthplace of Herbert Hoover First President of the United States born west of the Mississippi River. Marked by Pilgrim Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution — Map (db m86708) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — Friends Meetinghouse
The Hoover family worshipped in this building along with neighbors and relatives who were members of the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers as they are often called. West Branch was predominately a Quaker community in the 1850's when this . . . — Map (db m48312) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — Herbert Hoover
This site commemorates the life and accomplishments of Herbert Hover, 31st President (1929-1932). The first president born west of the Mississippi River. Hoover grew up in a tradition that deeply influenced his ideals and long life of public . . . — Map (db m48307) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — Herbert Hoover National Historic Site — Presidential Library - Museum
Herbert Hoover, the first president born west of the Mississippi, spent his formative years in this neighborhood, which is preserved as Herbert Hoover National Historic Site. You may visit his birthplace and other buildings he remembered from his . . . — Map (db m86887) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — Herbert Hoover's Birthplace
"This cottage where I was born is physical proof of the unbounded opportunity of American life." In 1871, Jesse Hoover built this two-room cottage near his blacksmith shop and moved in with his wife, Hulda, and young son, Theodore. Herbert . . . — Map (db m48310) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — Hoover Home — 1879 - 1884
The Hoovers bought a home on this site in 1879. During the winter Theodore, herbert and Mary enjoyed sledding with the Peter Smith youngsters who lived in the green house just south of here. Jesse Hoover died in 1880. Hulda passed away three years . . . — Map (db m48316) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — Iowa Prairie
          You are viewing 76 acres of partially restored tall grass prairie, planted in 1971. Extending from the historic Miles Farm, at the hilltop on your left, it provides a south western boundary for the historic site.           Prior to the . . . — Map (db m86884) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — Schoolhouse
The early settlers of West Branch had a strong regard for education, and in 1853 they built this school. It was used not only as a school but as a place of worship for the members of the Society of Friends. Originally the building housed all of the . . . — Map (db m48311) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — The Amanda Garvin Cottage
Miss Amanda Garvin purchased this lot in 1870 and by 1872 had this small frame cottage built. She resided here until 1878. Herbert Hoover was familiar with this house and would have passed it often to and from school. The Garvin Cottage is . . . — Map (db m87740) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — The C.E. Smith House
Charles Smith moved to West Branch in the 1880’s and pursued his trade as a carpenter and contractor. In 1903 Smith built this retirement dream home for himself and his wife. They celebrated many special occasions here including their 50th wedding . . . — Map (db m87745) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — The Dr. Leech House
Dr. L.J. Leech opened a medical practice in West Branch in 1882 and practiced here for the next 55 years. For many years he lived in the house one door to the north. In 1920 he moved to this home and lived here until his death in 1937. At his . . . — Map (db m87744) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — The Hannah Varney House
This house was built in 1899 for Hannah Varney. Mrs. Varney lived in the house only about one year, but her daughters Cora and Clara continued to live here until 1915. Although built some thirteen years after Herbert Hoover left West Branch, this . . . — Map (db m87747) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — The Herbert Hoover Highway
This site is along the original route of the Herbert Hoover Highway, a 42-mile series of local, state and county roads that run between the foot of Old Capitol in Iowa City and the Cedar County community of Lowden. The Hoover Highway was designated . . . — Map (db m76108) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — The Laban Miles House
Herbert Hoover’s distinguished uncle, Laban Miles, owned this house from 1875-1886, and Herbert would have visited the Miles family here on many occasions. In 1878 Laban Miles moved his family to the Oklahoma Territory where he had been appointed . . . — Map (db m87742) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — The Mackey House
David Mackey, a local carpenter, built this house between 1868 and 1871. He lived in this home until 1876. Mackey also ran a butcher shop and served as mayor of West Branch in 1879 and postmaster in 1885. Built several years before his birth, this . . . — Map (db m87736) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — To Herbert Hoover
. . . — Map (db m48314) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), West Branch — Visit Downtown West Branch
Many of the commercial buildings in West Branch are included in a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. It commemorates the “Golden Age of American Agriculture” (1895-1916). A variety of shops and services are . . . — Map (db m87737) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), Wilton — Historic Iowa City / Mormon Handcart Trail - 1856
Marker Front: The land on which Iowa City is located was a wilderness when it was selected and surveyed for the capital of the Territory of Iowa in 1839. The cornerstone of the new capitol building was laid by Governor Lucas on July 4, 1840. . . . — Map (db m33608) HM
Iowa (Cedar County), Wilton — Hoover Historic Site / Hoover’s West Branch
Marker Front: The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, located in nearby West Branch, honors a distinguished son of Iowa, citizen of the world, and the 31st president of the United States. Established in 1965, the Site’s foundations were . . . — Map (db m33437) HM
Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Buddy Holly • Ritchie Valens • J. P. Richardson — In Memory Of Rock 'N Roll Legends — Their Music Lives On

The above legends played their last concert at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa, on February 2, 1959. Their earthly life tragically ended in a plane crash 5.2 miles northwest of the Mason City Airport. February 3, . . . — Map (db m89468) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Civil War Memorial

In memory of Tom Howard Post No. 101 and All Union Soldiers of the Civil War 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m89498) WM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Clear Lake in the Civil War

The 32nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry Mustered in on October 6, 1862, the 32nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry would see service in the western theater of the Civil War. Organized in Dubuque, Iowa, the infantry unit originally consisted of 930 men who . . . — Map (db m89526) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Clear Lake in the Civil War

G.A.R. Post No. 101 - Clear Lake, Iowa The Tom Howard Post, No. 101, of the Grand Army of the Republic, was organized Oct. 15, 1872 with the name in honor of Lieut. Thomas Howard of the 32nd Iowa. He was a gallant soldier from Clear Lake, . . . — Map (db m89528) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Iowa and the Battle of Pleasant Hill

The Battle of Pleasant Hill

The Battle of Pleasant Hill can be considered as day two of the Battle of Mansfield, or Sabine Cross Roads. Due to the single, narrow road available for advance the Union Army, consisting of infantry, cavalry . . . — Map (db m89504) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Surf Ballroom

Built in 1948 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior September 16, 2011 — Map (db m89467) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Vietnam Veterans Memorial — All gave some..... Some gave all.

In memory of those who served and gave their lives in the Vietnam Conflict ———————— Died in Service John H. Wrisberg, III January 16, 1968 . . . — Map (db m89483) WM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Civil War Memorial

Pleasant Hill, La. O. A. Wilson, Co. B. 32d Iowa, Died of wounds received at Pleasant Hill, La. 1864.

Samuel Robins, Co. B. 32d Iowa, Killed by a falling building at Eastpoint, Miss. Jan. 22, 1865.

Lieut. W. C. . . . — Map (db m89718) HM WM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Cronin-Dexter Camp No. 28 United Spanish War Veterans — Dedicated to

who volunteered their services and gave their lives in the War of 1898 — Map (db m89675) WM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Dr. George C. and Eleanor Stockman House — Iowa Historic Site

Frank Lloyd Wright 1908

Prairie School Architecture In Mason City

This Property is Listed in The National Register of Historic Places

U.S. Department of [the] Interior — Map (db m89571) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Mason City Area Veterans Monument — • Unseen • Unheard • Unwavering • United •

To all veterans that have served during peacetime and conflicts in the Armed Forces of the United States.

To the mothers, fathers, and families whose sons and daughters have made the supreme sacrifice.

To those veterans who still suffer . . . — Map (db m89704) WM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Mason City Public Library — 1903 — Iowa Historic Site

This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m89574) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Railroad Development in Mason City — Steam Era, 1869 - 1955

[Left Panel] Steam railroad history began in 1869 for Mason City when the McGregor & Missouri River Rwy laid track from Nora Springs to Clear Lake and became part of the effort to link Chicago with South Dakota, and in 1870-71 when the . . . — Map (db m89655) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this replica of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . — Map (db m89676) HM
Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — The Historic Park Inn Hotel and City National Bank

Frank Lloyd Wright 1910

This property has benn placed on the

National Register of Historic Places

by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m89586) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — The Minneapolis & St. Louis R.R. #457 — "Rotary Cannonball"

Minneapolis & St. Louis #457 History 1912 American Locomotive Company of Schenectady, N.Y. built the 457 for the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad at a cost of $18,456.03. The Consolidation type locomotive served 38 years for the M&StL, . . . — Map (db m89634) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Veterans Memorial

In memory of those who fought and served honorably to keep our United States free

Memorial Day of 1984 — Map (db m89710) WM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Vietnam War Memorial

These doors turning with the wind, once flew in Vietnam. They now host the names & towns of those from Mason City and surrounding counties who died in in [sic] an ungrateful war. You've never really died if you are remembered. These names will . . . — Map (db m89533) WM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — World War Memorial

Dedicated to the memory of the men who entered the service of their country from Cerro Gordo County and who gave their lives in the World War

[Dedicated] June 24, 1934 . . . — Map (db m89729) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Swaledale — Veterans Memorial — Lest We Forget

In memory of our courageous men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of our country.

Swaledale Centennial 1892 – 1992 — Map (db m89466) WM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Thornton — Veterans Memorial

In honor and memory of all men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

This memorial is not to honor war, but to show the price of peace lest future generations forget the sacrifice made to . . . — Map (db m89465) WM

Iowa (Clarke County), Osceola — The Mormon Trail
The Mormons of Nauvoo, Illinois, forced from their homes following the murder of their prophet, Joseph Smith, Jr., began their trek across Iowa in 1846 on the way to the Great Salt Lake Valley. From their first permanent campsite on Sugar Creek they . . . — Map (db m50023) HM
Iowa (Clarke County), Osceola — Utopian Experiments in Southern Iowa
Several Utopian groups attempted to implement in southern Iowa their dreams of a better social structure. In 1839 Abner Kneeland, a pantheist, started Salubria in Van Buren County. Beset with economic problems, the experiment dissolved after . . . — Map (db m50024) HM
Iowa (Clayton County), Marquette — Old Military Trail
This rock marks the beginning of the Old Military Trail first used in the summer of 1840 by troops from Fort Crawford in Wisconsin when building Fort Atkinson in Iowa. It served as a highway for the movement of troops and supplies from Fort Crawford . . . — Map (db m44190) HM
Iowa (Clayton County), McGregor — Bat Caves
Cave History Workers for the Hagensieck brewery created these cave openings around 1867 using picks, shovels and blasting powder. They used the caves to store ice and beer until the brewery closed in 1888. Hundreds of bats used the caves . . . — Map (db m46742) HM
Iowa (Clayton County), McGregor — McGregor / Ringling Brothers
McGregor "Royal is my race," was the motto of Clan MacGregor of which McGregor's founder, Alexander MacGregor, was a descendant. It was 1837 when Alexander began a ferry boat operation on "MacGregor's Landing" that became a thriving town of . . . — Map (db m44758) HM
Iowa (Clayton County), McGregor — Pikes Peak Overlook Landscape Interpretation
Across this impressive gorge of the Mississippi River is the mouth of the Wisconsin River. The steeply notched valleys of both rivers are carved into sedimentary bedrock which underlies the level, plateau-like uplands and forms the abrupt, . . . — Map (db m46138) HM
Iowa (Clayton County), McGregor — Point of Discovery
Across the Mississippi is the mouth of the Wisconsin River. This is the point where on June 17, 1673 Pere Marquette and Louis Joliet, in two small canoes entered the mighty Mississippi. They were the first white men to discover the Upper Missisippi . . . — Map (db m44797) HM
Iowa (Dallas County), Adel — Panther — Panther Revisited
The community of Panther was located where you are currently standing. In the late 1800s, three buildings stood on this site: a blacksmith shop, a tin shop, and a general store. As Panther continued to grow, a creamery and post office also served . . . — Map (db m30809) HM
Iowa (Dallas County), Granger — Granger Subsistence Homestead Project
Dedicated to the original homestead families and their descendants. Brought to fruition through the efforts of the U.S. Government, the Franklin Roosevelt, MGSR. Luigi Ligutti and the Grace of God. In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the . . . — Map (db m83950) HM
Iowa (Dallas County), Waukee — 24 — Historic Des Moines / Noted Des Moines Residents
Marker Front: The fork of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers was recognized as an ideal site a military post as early 1834. Fort Des Moines was established in 1843, but was abandoned in 1846 following the treaty whereby the Sauk and Mesquakie . . . — Map (db m33004) HM
Iowa (Davis County), Bloomfield — Davis County Courthouse — 1877

Built in 1877 at a cost of $45,201, the Davis County courthouse is an outstanding example of Second Empire architecture with its distinctive mansard roof and dormer windows. The structure measures approximately 97 by 87 feet with walls made of . . . — Map (db m90341) HM

Iowa (Davis County), Bloomfield — The Confederate Invasion of Iowa Monument
Site of The Confederate Invasion of Iowa 12th Day of October 1864. This monument marks the northern most point of incursion into Iowa by Confederate Forces. On October 12, 1864, Lieutenant James “Bill” Jackson led . . . — Map (db m36092) HM
Iowa (Davis County), Bloomfield — Veterans Memorial

Thank You Veterans For Our Freedom — Map (db m90340) HM

Iowa (Decatur County), Lamoni — France Building

Graceland College began classes here on September 17, 1895 with 18 students and 3 faculty. The college moved to the campus on "the hill" upon completion of the Administration Building in January, 1897. — Map (db m86719) HM

Iowa (Decatur County), Lamoni — Veterans Memorial
In honor of all who served Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines — Map (db m72328) WM
Iowa (Decatur County), Leon — Decatur County Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — "Some gave all. All gave some." — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II

Let us never forget!!!

D. Darrell Johnston Silver Star • Bronze Star Purple Heart Korean War

POW-MIA You Are Not Forgotten — Map (db m89225) HM

Iowa (Decatur County), Leon — Founders Park

1850 • Decatur County was organized

1853 • County seat moved from Decatur City to Independence

1855 • Town name change from Independence to South Independence to Leon

1871 • Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad arrives in . . . — Map (db m89356) HM

Iowa (Decatur County), Leon — Leon High School

[Photo of Leon High School]

Remembered by the Class of 1957 — Map (db m89357) HM

Iowa (Decatur County), Leon — Replica of the Statue of Liberty — "Liberty Enlightening the World"
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this replica of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . — Map (db m72390) HM
Iowa (Decatur County), Leon — The Road to Zion
From the late 1840s through the 1860s, an exodus of more than 70,000 Mormons passed by here on their way to their "New Zion" in Utah. Starting from Nauvoo, Illinois in February 1846, the first group of at least 13,000 Mormons crossed into Iowa . . . — Map (db m72391) HM
Iowa (Delaware County), Earlville — Francis J Pierce — Earlville, Iowa
Medal of Honor WWII Iwo Jima Campaign 15-16 March 1945 Pharmacist's Mate 1st Class 2d Battalion, 24th Marines, 4th Marine Division U.S. Navy — Map (db m22944) HM
Iowa (Dickinson County), Arnolds Park — Massacre Monument — Gardner Cabin
(Side One:) The pioneer settlers named below were massacred by Sioux Indians March 8 to 13 1857. This barbarous work was commenced near this spot and continued to Springfield now Jackson Minn. 39 names listed below

(Side two) . . . — Map (db m82847) HM

Iowa (Dubuque County), Dubuque — "Fourth Street Elevator"
Built in 1882 by J.K. Graves for his own convenience; and rebuilt after a fire in 1884. It was then opened as public transport. Originally operated by steam, then by electricity in 1893, the elevator was incorporated as the Fenelon Place . . . — Map (db m43133) HM
Iowa (Dubuque County), Dubuque — Dubuque Shot Tower
Built in 1856. Used for making lead shot and bullets. In use commercially for three years. Later used as a watchtower by a lumber company to guard against fire. The interior woodwork and the top were destroyed by fire in 1911. Restored in 1961 by . . . — Map (db m43129) HM
Iowa (Dubuque County), Dubuque — Historic Dubuque
Historic Dubuque -- the Key City of Iowa -- formed a part of what became French Louisiana when Joliet and Marquette paddled by in 1673. Perrot taught the Miami Indians how to mine lead here in 1690. France ceded Louisiana west of the Mississippi . . . — Map (db m43634) HM
Iowa (Dubuque County), Dubuque — Julien Dubuque
Miner of Mines of Spain Founder of our City Died March 24, 1810 — Map (db m43130) HM
Iowa (Dubuque County), Dubuque — Louis Arriandeaux Log House
Oldest log cabin in Dubuque County. About 1827. Occupied by the pioneer settler William Newman. 1834. Brought to this site and restored through the efforts of Frederick E. Bissell, Sr. Aided by interested citizens and members of the . . . — Map (db m43131) HM
Iowa (Dubuque County), Dubuque — Methodist Chapel
On this site a Methodist Chapel was constructed in 1834. As the first church in Iowa, it served not only as a place of worship but as a community center in an early spirit of civic concern, ecumenism and racial integration. At various times . . . — Map (db m22957) HM
Iowa (Dubuque County), Dubuque — Shot Tower
The Shot Tower was constructed in 1856 to manufacture lead shot ammunition. Molten lead was poured from the top of the tower and passed through a series of sieves to form the shot into its proper size. The shot then landed in a tank of cold water . . . — Map (db m43645) HM
Iowa (Guthrie County), Stuart — First National Bank
First National Bank, 1882-1944, site of Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow Bank Robbery Apr. 16, 1934 — Map (db m44837) HM
Iowa (Hamilton County), Webster City — Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 9
Here Passed the Dragoon Trail Blazed in 1835 by the First U.S. Dragoons under Colonel Stephen W. Kearny — Map (db m84092) HM
Iowa (Harrison County), Missouri Valley — Missouri Valley Veterans' Memorial
Left column God Bless America Seals of Armed Forces Center column In Honor of All Those Who Served This Great Nation in War and Peace Time American Flag . . . — Map (db m30575) HM
Iowa (Henry County), Mount Pleasant — 37 — James Harlan — 1820-1899
Harlan moved to Iowa in 1845, and was elected state superintendent of public instruction two years later. He became President of Iowa Wesleyan University in 1853, and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1855. After winning a second term, President . . . — Map (db m33116) HM
Iowa (Henry County), Mt Pleasant — Camp Harlan
With the assistance of Senator James Harlan, the War Department authorized a military training camp at Mount Pleasant in October of 1861. The first recruits began arriving that September at Camp Harlan, which was designated as a cavalry training . . . — Map (db m92519) HM
Iowa (Henry County), Mt Pleasant — Camp Harlan
This marks the site of Camp Harlan used as a training camp by the 4th Iowa Cavalry and the 25th Iowa Infantry during the Civil War Dedicated by Belle Coddington Tent No. 34 Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War . . . — Map (db m92520) HM
Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Ackermann Residence — 1856

This building is one of the first constructed in the village and housed Amana's first communal kitchen. Its exterior walls are constructed of wide vertical wooden planks. — Map (db m90207) HM

Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Amana Colonies
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States U.S. Department . . . — Map (db m48301) HM
Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Amana General Store

The sandstone and frame building was erected in 1856 as a general store and a second floor residence. In 1890, the brick addition was erected. The Amana Society Main Office (Corporate Headquarters) was located in the frame portion of the . . . — Map (db m90203) HM

Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Amana History

Amana Colonies Iowa Historic Site

This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places ———————— Members of a religious group known as the "Community of True . . . — Map (db m90177) HM

Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Amana Woolen Mill — 1857

The Amana Woolen Mill complex has been manufacturing fabric and blankets for over 150 years. This building escaped the 1923 mill fire and was restored in 1999 after a wind storm. — Map (db m90205) HM

Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Dredging Amana's Millrace
The Amana Millrace begins 6.5 miles west of here at the Iowa River. Workers from the seven Amana villages first began construction in 1865 using hand tools and oxen-drawn scrapers and wagons. The earthen levees were reinforced with wood posts and . . . — Map (db m48305) HM
Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Lily Lake, Amana Colonies

The Amana Lily Lake is an incidental creation brought about by the development of the mill race which supplies power to the woolen mill and which historically provided water power for numerous other Amana industries. Originally, a bog or wet . . . — Map (db m90215) HM

Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Ronneburg Restaurant — 1860

This communal kitchen and residence was converted into a restaurant soon after the communal era. It has been home to the Ronneburg since 1950. — Map (db m90182) HM

Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Site of the 35th World Plowing Matches — September 9-10 1988

Hosted by Amana Society and the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce — Map (db m90180) HM

Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — The Wickery

Originally built as a watch house (wacht stube), in 1860, this structure has been used for a variety of purposes. The umbrella shop (schirm shop) was housed in this building for a period of time. Later the building housed the farmers' chicken . . . — Map (db m90208) HM

Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Wash House and Woodshed — ca.1865
. . . — Map (db m90212) HM
Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Water Power for Amana's Mills
Six and one-half miles in length, the Amana Millrace was built in 1865 - 1869 to provide waterpower for the community's mills in Middle Amana and Amana. Here at Amana the millrace powered the woolen mill, calico factory, flour mill and . . . — Map (db m48297) HM
Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Windmill House — ca. 1880
The original use of this building is unknown. It was used to manufacture a feed additive for hogs from 1908-1932, so that it is commonly referred to as the "Hog Powder House." — Map (db m48304) HM
Iowa (Iowa County), Amana — Wohn Haus

This building was constructed in 1881. The original purpose of the structure was as a communal residence. It remained a residential property until 1988. — Map (db m90213) HM

Iowa (Iowa County), High Amana — High Amana Saal — 1858

Built originally as a meeting hall, this is the only Amana Colonies church with a shared entrance for both men and women. — Map (db m90199) HM

Iowa (Iowa County), Ladora — Historic Amana Colonies
Marker Front: The Amana Colonies consist of about 1,500 people living in seven villages and owning 25,000 acres of Iowa land. Born of religious enthusiasm, this unique brotherhood was founded in Germany in 1714 as the Community of True . . . — Map (db m33372) HM
Iowa (Iowa County), Ladora — Historic Grinnell
Marker Front: Josiah Bushnell Grinnell, a native of Vermont, was the person to whom Horace Greeley gave his famous advice “Go West, young man, go West.” Grinnell took that advice and in 1854 founded the city that now bears his . . . — Map (db m33683) HM
Iowa (Jackson County), Maquoketa — The Salvation Army — 1885 - 1960
This Plaque commemorates the beginning of the Salvation Army in Maquoketa and the State of Iowa, May 1885.

Placed here, May 14, 1960, on the occasion of Maquoketa's 75th anniversary celebration.

"What hath God wrought?" — Map (db m35053) HM
Iowa (Jasper County), Kellogg — Kellogg Garden Club — Iowa 150 Celebrate Our State 1846 - 1996
Kellogg Garden Club established in 1945 commemorated Iowa’s 150th Anniversary of statehood with the planting of the common Chokecherry (Prunus Virginiana) a native Iowa tree. — Map (db m44830) HM
Iowa (Jasper County), Newton — Jasper County Veterans Memorial
The Plaque was mounted on 1928 WW I Monument. This monument is dedicated to the Veterans of the United States of America, July 4, 1994.

Honoring Jasper County Men who served in the World War. — Map (db m44831) HM

Iowa (Jefferson County), Libertyville — Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 3
Here passed the Dragoon Trail Blazed in 1835 by the First U.S. Dragoons under Colonel Stephen W. Kearny — Map (db m84097) HM
Iowa (Johnson County), Coralville — Mormon Handcart Brigade Camp
caption below handcart image “Let them come on foot, with handcarts and wheelbarrows. Let then gird up their loins and walk through, and nothing shall hinder them.” South of this boulder on the banks of Clear Creek, is the . . . — Map (db m78222) HM
Iowa (Johnson County), Coralville — 33 — Samuel Jordan Kirkwood — 1813 – 1894
Kirkwood is the only Iowan to serve as governor, U.S. senator and as a cabinet member. He came to Iowa in 1855 to operate a grist mill in this vicinity. Elected governor in 1859 as a Republican, Kirkwood administered he office with forcefulness and . . . — Map (db m33204) HM
Iowa (Johnson County), Tiffin — Historic Amana Colonies
Marker Front: The Amana Colonies consist of about 1,500 people living in seven villages and owning 25,000 acres of Iowa land. Born of religious enthusiasm, this unique brotherhood was founded in Germany in 1714 as the Community of True . . . — Map (db m33373) HM
Iowa (Johnson County), Tiffin — Historic Iowa City / Mormon Handcart Trail - 1856
Marker Front: The land on which Iowa City is located was a wilderness when it was selected and surveyed for the capital of the Territory of Iowa in 1839. The cornerstone of the new capitol building was laid by Governor Lucas on July 4, 1840. . . . — Map (db m33607) HM
Iowa (Johnson County), Tiffin — Hoover Historic Site / Hoover’s West Branch
Marker Front: The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, located in nearby West Branch, honors a distinguished son of Iowa, citizen of the world, and the 31st president of the United States. Established in 1965, the Site’s foundations were . . . — Map (db m33431) HM
Iowa (Keokuk County), Sigourney — Birthplace of Boys and Girls Rural Clubs — Keokuk County, Iowa

In 1904, Cap E. Miller, Superintendent of Schools in Keokuk County with the help of many citizens, organized Iowa's first county Boys' Agricultural Club and Girls' Home Culture Club. This was one of the pioneering developments that grew into . . . — Map (db m90219) HM

Iowa (Keokuk County), Sigourney — Civil War Memorial

In memory and honor of The Union Soldiers of The Civil War 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m90236) WM

Iowa (Keokuk County), Sigourney — Court of Keokuk County and Keokuk County Court House

Court of Keokuk County 1844 The first court, Judge Joseph Williams presiding, convened in Sigourney on July 1, 1844, in a log cabin 12 feet by 16 feet, built by S. A. James, Clerk of the District Court, on the south side of the Public . . . — Map (db m90237) HM

Iowa (Keokuk County), Sigourney — Veterans Memorial

This memorial is dedicated to the men and women of Keokuk County who have served their country

They counted not their lives dear unto themselves — Map (db m90218) WM

Iowa (Lee County), Keokuk — First Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Iowa — B'nai Israel Congregation
Jews have been part of the social, economic and cultural life of Iowa since the early 19th century. It was not until 1855 that the Jewish population in Keokuk grew large enough to establish a religious community, Congregation B’nai Israel ( Children . . . — Map (db m27084) HM
Iowa (Lee County), Keokuk — National Association for Music Education
MENC: The National Association for Music Education was founded on this corner in the Westminster Presbyterian Church on April 12, 1907, during a meeting of music supervisors from fourteen states. The meeting was organized by Philip Cady Hayden, . . . — Map (db m55413) HM
Iowa (Lee County), Keokuk — The Estes House
used as a hospital for Soldiers of the Civil War Apr. 17, 1862 – Oct. 1, 1865 Occupied this site — Map (db m55414) HM
Iowa (Lee County), Montrose — The First Fort Des Moines
This Barracks Well / Marks / The First Fort Desmoines / And Was Used By / A Detachment Of Dragoons / Stationed Here Sept 25-1834 / To June 18-1837 — Map (db m84101) HM
Iowa (Linn County), Cedar Rapids — George B. Douglas House — 1895 — Iowa Historic Site

This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m90176) HM

Iowa (Linn County), Cedar Rapids — George Greene — 1817 – 1880 — A Founder of Cedar Rapids
A founder of Cedar Rapids Iowa Territorial Legislator Iowa Supreme Court Justice Mayor of Cedar Rapids Business entrepreneur Railroad promoter Civic benefactor Master Mason — Map (db m96575) HM
Iowa (Linn County), Hiawatha — Post 298 Veterans' Memorial
In memory of all veterans. — Map (db m22824) HM
Iowa (Linn County), Marion — Freedom Flame — Veterans Memorial
Freedom Flame Veterans Memorial American Legion Post 298 1919 50th Anniversary 1969 — Map (db m96583) WM
Iowa (Linn County), Mt. Vernon — The Old Military Road — Dubuque to the Northern Boundary of Missouri
This highway is the Old Military Road from Dubuque to the northern boundary of Missouri authorized by Congress 1839 — Map (db m96855) HM
Iowa (Linn County Iowa), Mt Vernon — William Abbe — 1837 — 1937
This tablet commemorates the advent of the first white settler in Linn County, Iowa William Abbe a true pioneer- a worthy citizen erected by Ashley, Mayflower, Marion, Linn & Balliet Chapters Daughters of the American . . . — Map (db m96858) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 101 East Jefferson — c.1914
The Winterset Savings Bank was established in 1902 and moved into this building in 1914. Sam C. Smith's law office was also in this building, and he served as the bank president for a period dating from 1926. This building served as City Hall . . . — Map (db m72518) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 101 North John Wayne Drive — c.1870
In the early 1850's this was the site of Winterset's first hotel. Berger's Hotel was a story-and-a-half log cabin that soon became a stagecoach stop. Later known as the Bare Block, this building has had many businesses: several grocery . . . — Map (db m72680) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 102 North 1st Avenue
Before the current building was erected, boots and shoes were sold in a wood frame building on this site. Later, it became a harness shop. This brick building, built by C.D. Bevington, was originally known as the Bevington Block. It initially . . . — Map (db m72773) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 102 West Court Avenue — c.1860
This is the sole pre-Civil War commercial building that remains on the square. This building illustrates the art of the stone cutter as practiced in the 1850's and 1860's using native limestone. Originally, this building was a tannery. Hides . . . — Map (db m72771) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 103 North John Wayne Drive — c.1876
This is one of the few one-story buildings around the square. Uses of this building include a grocery store, a confectionary, restaurants, including the Club Cafe, a health food and gift shop. For many years there was a bus stop on this end of . . . — Map (db m72676) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 105 North John Wayne Drive — c.1875
Businesses in this building have included dry goods, boots and shoes, millinery, appliances, and health foods. At one time the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service had offices upstairs. A Sears Catalog Store operated . . . — Map (db m72674) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 106 East Jefferson — c.1880
Prior to the construction of this brick building Kerr and Boyd operated a grocery store here. They advertised "Staple and Fancy Groceries" as early as 1874. When Mr. Boyd retired, and Kerr's son joined him, the letter "d" in Boyd was painted . . . — Map (db m72519) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 106 North 1st Avenue
In 1886, groceries and boots and shoes were sold in this building. In the 1890's, the first floor was a dry goods store with a printing shop on the second floor. The Graham's Store expanded into this building in 1918. After Graham's closed, the . . . — Map (db m72774) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 107 John Wayne Drive — c.1875
In the early 1870s the City Bakery operated here in a wooden structure. This brick building was used by farm implement dealers in the late 1800s. In 1907 it was a grocery/meat market, and motion pictures were shown here in 1916. By the 1930s . . . — Map (db m72671) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 108 North 1st Avenue
From the 1870's through 1890's, groceries were sold on the main floor. In 1874, S.B. Wheelock advertised among other things, oranges, lemons, cigars, parlor brooms, boneless cod fish and candy. That year, Wheelock received a new delivery wagon . . . — Map (db m72775) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 109 John Wayne Drive — c.1914
1n 1886 there was a restaurant in the north side of the original building and a harness shop in the south side. A dry goods store in the north side and a jewelry store in the south side occupied the double store building in 1899. The Evening . . . — Map (db m72533) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 110 North First Avenue — c.1865
The original use of this building was a bank on the main floor and law offices on the second level. It also housed dry goods and groceries, several bakeries, a women's clothing store, a decorating business, a print shop, a consulting firm, and a . . . — Map (db m72776) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 112 North 1st Avenue — circa 1874
T.S. Mardis constructed this building and most of the brick structures facing the square. Dry goods and boots and shoes were sold here in the 1880's. By the 1890's the first floor was a hardware store with a tin shop in the back. For the next 60 . . . — Map (db m72803) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 113 John Wayne Drive — c.1870
Uses of this building include a bakery*, a harness shop, a grocery, a pool hall, a Coast to Coast store, and a law office. The double store front was replaced after this building suffered fire damage in 1968. *As with many bakeries of the . . . — Map (db m72532) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 114 North First Avenue — c.1865
Over the years, this building has housed several businesses including "furnishing goods," a tailor shop, a piano store, a jewelry store, a bank, and an abstract office. In 1864, the post office was in a wooden structure on this lot. For . . . — Map (db m72804) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 115 John Wayne Drive — c.1870
This building's uses have included a boot and shoe shop, a meat market, a second hand furniture store, a dry cleaner, a Coast to Coast store, restaurants, a fitness center, and a quilt supply mail-order business. In 1886 a shoemaker had a . . . — Map (db m72531) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 116 North 1st Avenue — c.1897
Clothing stores were operated from this building for over 100 years. Most of the merchants sold only men's clothing except Oliver's which sold women's clothing. Names of the business owners were Hadley, McMillan, Garrett, Rowe, Wright, and . . . — Map (db m72806) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 117 North John Wayne Drive — c.1890
Under various owners, this building was used for furniture & undertaking, which was a popular business combination in the late 1800's and early 1900's. In 1963 this became the Iowa State University Extension Service office. On this site circa . . . — Map (db m72530) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 118 North 1st Avenue — c.1895
Before the present brick building was built, Atkison & Hutchings Real Estate Agents, the Amazon Refreshment Stand, a market, and a U.S. Express office were tenants in a small wood frame building that stood on this lot. The current building . . . — Map (db m72807) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 119 North John Wayne Drive — 1883
Businesses in this building have included: a barber shop, a confectionary, a general store, a meat market, a hardware store, an appliance store, a carpet store, and a bakery. Rows of nails were hammered into the wood floor and used to measure . . . — Map (db m72529) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 120-122 North 1st Avenue — c.1875
South building - A pharmacy has been in this brick building since it was built. Lloyd Montross purchased the pharmacy and the building in 1921. His son, George, bought into the business in 1940 and was responsible for the additions to the . . . — Map (db m72808) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 121 John Wayne Drive — c.1900
This building was originally one story. It served as a meat market and then the Ideal Restaurant for a few years. Upon completion of the second story, the building became a theater and live vaudeville performances were held on stage. In 1916, . . . — Map (db m72528) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 124 North 1st Avenue — c.1880
In 1869, a wood frame building stood on this lot, serving as a book store and the post office. The current brick building has housed a general store, a men's clothing store, and a chiropractic office in the front section of the main floor. From . . . — Map (db m72811) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 51 Jefferson Street — circa 1880
In the Civil War days, the county jail stood here. It was a two story log cabin and was entered on the second floor, by an exterior stairway. Two banks occupied the first floor of the current building; Citizens National Bank, and later First . . . — Map (db m72467) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 52 Court Avenue — 1868
This building is made of native limestone. Some of the businesses that have been in the building include a hardware and a tin shop, a bank, a travel agency, and an advertising circular. During World War II, the Selective Service office was in . . . — Map (db m72770) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 53 Jefferson Street — circa 1880
Grocery stores operated here in the late 1800's. By 1907, a bakery with an oven in the basement had been added, as well as a jewelry store. It later became a hardware store with a tin shop in the rear. A pool hall, a farm and auto parts store, . . . — Map (db m72470) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 54 Court Avenue — c.1890
Entrepreneur Edward Jones ran a general store on this property for several years in the mid-1800s. By 1871, he took on a partner, M. R. Tidrick, and then moved on to other ventures. The Tidrick-Terrill Company owned and operated several . . . — Map (db m72758) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 55 Jefferson Street — c. 1870
This lot, including the land west to the corner, was purchased for $22 dollars in 1849. From the mid-1880's until the early 1900's, O.D. Ames, then Joeckel Bros. Clothing stores were located in this building. Later, the John Catterlin Harness & . . . — Map (db m72471) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 56 Court Avenue — c.1890
This building and the structure to the west were owned and operated by the Tidrick-Terrill Company in the late 1800s. Their furniture store occupied this building for many years. An elevator in the back of the building was shared by the . . . — Map (db m72757) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 57 Jefferson Street
In its early days, this building housed businesses selling jewelry, stationery and then drugs. A Gambels Store conducted business here from the 1930's until 1971 when Alexander Fabrics acquired the building and operated until 1996. It has also . . . — Map (db m72472) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 58 Court Avenue — 1889
In 1857 a single story wood frame structure was built on this property. The building was divided into two 12' wide stores, each with its own front door. For 30 years a jewelry business, which also sold organs, clocks, silverware and spectacles, . . . — Map (db m72756) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 59 Jefferson Street — circa 1875
Drugs and Jewelry were sold from the wood frame building that originally stood here. The current building housed a succession of shoe stores for more than 100 years. Proprietors were Aikens, Allen, Stevens, and Hendricks. In the early 1900's, . . . — Map (db m72473) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 60 Court Avenue — c.1880
Although this building appears to be one storefront, there are actually two separate buildings, and their histories intertwine. C. W. Eastman's Big Store first occupied this double storefront where dry goods were sold. The Knights of Pythias . . . — Map (db m72755) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 61 Jefferson Street — circa 1875
Eli Cox, builder of several local covered bridges, had the contract to build this structure. During the construction, gas pipes were incorporated in anticipation of soon having a source for lighting. The Opera House was originally on the second . . . — Map (db m72475) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 63 Jefferson Street — c.1875
Local covered bridge builder Eli Cox was the contractor for this building. Businesses have included dry goods, a harness shop, a bootery, a millinery, and an electric shop. The North Side Barber Shop has served Winterset's men since the 1930's. . . . — Map (db m72509) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 64 Court Avenue — c.1870
This building housed a general store in 1886, a clothing shop in 1893, and boots and shoes were sold here in 1907. By 1916 it was a grocery store. The Western Auto Store was located here from the 1920s until the early 1960s when, in need of . . . — Map (db m72741) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 65 Jefferson Street — c.1875
In the 1800's, agricultural implements were sold here. The Marsh Harvester advertised that "it saves the house-wife the unpleasant drudgery of providing for extra help, during the hottest season of the year" implying that extra farm hands would . . . — Map (db m72510) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 66 Court Avenue — c.1870
John Wayne's father, Clyde Morrison, worked for Smith Drug Store in this building around 1905-1910. Earlier records indicate the building housed a harness shop, a hardware store and a tin shop as well. In 1916, a jewelry store occupied this . . . — Map (db m72740) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 67 Jefferson Street — c.1880
In 1874, in a wood frame building on this lot, Ho Cheung, a Chinese immigrant, ran A.R. Shong & Co., importers and dealers of tea and coffee. They also manufactured cigars and sold tobacco. The City Bakery was here in 1875. From 1885 through the . . . — Map (db m72511) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 68 Court Avenue — c.1870
This building was a hardware store in 1886. In the early 1900s H. N. Shaw moved his dry goods store from the west side of the square to this site. From 1931 to 1997 the J. C. Penney department store was in business here. An advertisement that . . . — Map (db m72738) HM
Iowa (Madison County), Winterset — 69 Jefferson
. . . — Map (db m72515) HM

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