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

World War I Mine

 
 
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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

 
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 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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 (within shouting distance of this
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, October 4, 2019
2. World War I Mine Marker
marker); Cresco Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
Categories. War, World I
 
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By Ruth VanSteenwyk, October 4, 2019
3. World War I Mine Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 4 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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