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Cresco in Howard County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

World War I Mine

 
 
World War I Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, October 4, 2019
1. World War I Mine Marker
Inscription.  
Magnetic mine of the German Navy
was brought to Cresco through the
efforts of George Hamilton M/M
who served aboard an American mine sweeper.

Memorial Dedicated to Cresco's five
admirals:

Frank Lowry
Arthur Moen
Michael Malanaphy
Wallis Petersen
George Peckham

 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I.
 
Location. 43° 22.281′ N, 92° 7.03′ W. Marker is in Cresco, Iowa, in Howard County. Memorial is at the intersection of 2nd Avenue SW and South Elm Street on 2nd Avenue SW. Located in Beadle Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 2nd Avenue SW, Cresco IA 52136, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dr. Norman E. Borlaug - March 25, 1914 - September 12, 2009 (a few steps from this marker); Howard County Historical Society-1854 Log Cabin-Beadle Park (within shouting distance of this marker); 101-A Train - EMD Model FP7 (within shouting distance of this marker); Space Tree
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Cresco Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cresco Opera House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln Lutheran Congregation (approx. 10.1 miles away); The Big Stone Mills (approx. 14.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cresco.
 
World War I Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, October 4, 2019
2. World War I Mine Marker
World War I Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ruth VanSteenwyk, October 4, 2019
3. World War I Mine Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 31, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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