Manly in Worth County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
August — December
yearly until 1969.
70 railcars of cattle arriving alternate days. Unloading points manned by Strand and Railroad employees on horseback.
Erected 1996 by Worth County Sesquicentennial Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 43° 17.034′ N, 93° 12.099′ W. Marker is in Manly, Iowa, in Worth County. Marker is on East South Street (Iowa Route 9) just west of South Broadway Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located beside the Rock Island Railroad exhibit at the southwest corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manly IA 50456, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rock Island Terminal (here, next to this marker); First Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); World War Memorial (approx. 9 miles away); Vietnam War MemorialReplica of the Statue of Liberty (approx. 9.1 miles away); Mason City Area Veterans Monument (approx. 9.1 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 9.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Cattle business once thrived in Manly. Manly was once a premier cattle-buying center for farmers throughout the Midwest and beyond. Beginning in 1925 and continuing for 40 years, Oswald Strand operated what was among the first country livestock auction houses. Thousands of head arrived, first by train and later by truck. They were unloaded at the stockyards on Highway 9 and driven through town to nearby pastures or pens. The cattle drives were accomplished with horses and Leroy Strand usually headed up the drive on one of his favorite animals. (Submitted on December 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.