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West Branch in Cedar County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

C.E. Smith House

 
 
C.E. Smith House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 26, 2020
1. C.E. Smith House Marker
Inscription.  Charles E. Smith, a Civil War veteran and carpenter, moved in the 1880s to West Branch with his wife, Deborah. In 1903 he finished this dream house on top of Cook’s Hill, down the road to your left, where each spring he tapped his maple trees to make syrup.

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The Smiths on their 50th anniversary, 1917
A Methodist church previously stood on this site. The NPS moved the house here in 1969 to add a historic building to the commemorative landscape.

 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 41° 40.241′ N, 91° 20.805′ W. Marker is in West Branch, Iowa, in Cedar County. Marker is on South Downey Street south of West Main Street, on the right when traveling south. Located on a fence post in front of the home. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Branch IA 52358, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of

C.E. Smith House image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, July 26, 2020
2. C.E. Smith House
this marker. Varney House (a few steps from this marker); Leech House (a few steps from this marker); Garvin House (a few steps from this marker); A World of Opportunity (within shouting distance of this marker); Laban Miles House (within shouting distance of this marker); Herbert Hoover (within shouting distance of this marker); A President's Rural Roots (within shouting distance of this marker); Explore Historic Downtown (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Branch.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 15, 2020, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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