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Iola in Allen County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Iola Kiosk

 
 
Iola Kiosk Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
1. Iola Kiosk Marker
Inscription.

This 1907 picture of the old Iola Kiosk, located on the southeast corner of the courthouse lawn, displayed weather data for many years and was also used as a town bulletin board. The structure contained about 3,300 pounds of cast iron and about 250 pounds of lead. Ben McConnell is the young man standing next to the kiosk.
 
Erected 2014 by Iola CITF/PRIDE.
 
Location. 37° 55.278′ N, 95° 24.227′ W. Marker is in Iola, Kansas, in Allen County. Marker is on Madison Avenue (U.S. 54) west of Jefferson Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is on the south side of the Courthouse Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 East Madison Avenue, Iola KS 66749, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. South Jefferson Avenue Businesses (here, next to this marker); East Madison Avenue Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker); A.W. Beck (within shouting distance of this marker); Iola Colborn (within shouting distance of this marker); Iola State Bank and Madison Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker);

Iola Kiosk Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
2. Iola Kiosk Marker
Marker is on lamp post at far left of photo. Courthouse square is across Madison Avenue.
EP Brigham (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named South Jefferson Avenue Businesses (about 300 feet away); George A. Bowlus (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Iola.
 
Also see . . .  History of Iola, Kansas. (Submitted on May 25, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 273 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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