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Sheldon in O'Brien County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Historical Record

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2016
1. Historical Record Marker
Inscription.  On May 26, 1871 — four young pioneers from eastern Iowa, traveling in a prairie schooner located the government survey marker at this corner, from which, with the aid of a compass and a rag tied around their wagon wheel, located on the unbroken prairie other section corners and their following homesteads —

Rolland H. Cook • N.W. ¼ Sec. 2 Carroll Twp.
Augustus Herrick • N.E. ¼ Sec. 12 Carroll Twp.
Chas. W. Toothaker • N.W. ¼ Sec. 12 Carroll Twp.
James McFarland N.W. ¼ Sec. 32 Floyd Twp.

In grateful remembrance this memorial erected
by their sons

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 43° 11.18′ N, 95° 45.742′ W. Marker is in Sheldon, Iowa, in O'Brien County. Marker is at the intersection of 320th Street (U.S. 18) and Olive Avenue, on the right when traveling west on 320th Street. Marker is located near the northeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sheldon IA 51201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured
Historical Record Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2016
2. Historical Record Marker
as the crow flies. Sanborn Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Sanborn, Iowa Civil War Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Sanborn Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.4 miles away); Ashton Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (approx. 8.7 miles away).
 
Historical Record Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 21, 2016
3. Historical Record Marker
(looking east • U.S. Highway 18 on right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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