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Keokuk in Lee County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

George M. Verity

 
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, July 26, 2021
1. George M. Verity Marker
Inscription.  
George M. Verity
Has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses National significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.

 
Erected 1989 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 40° 23.431′ N, 91° 22.79′ W. Marker is in Keokuk, Iowa, in Lee County. Marker is on Mississippi Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Keokuk IA 52632, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hugh Lincoln Cooper (within shouting distance of this marker); Waterpower - Dream and Reality (approx. 0.2 miles away); Water When Needed (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome to Keokuk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Keokuk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mark Twain (approx. 0.2 miles away);
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By Cajun Scrambler, July 26, 2021
2. George M. Verity Marker
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The Estes House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Samuel Freeman Miller (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Keokuk.
 
More about this marker. Located in Victory Park in Keokuk.
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, July 26, 2021
3. George M. Verity
Looking at stern from starboard side.
Marker in the vessel's museum/gift shop. image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, July 26, 2021
4. Marker in the vessel's museum/gift shop.
This historic steam-powered towboat---one of America's famous sternwheelers---has a distinguished record, bearing the name of the founder of Armco Steel Corporation. She had 33 years of outstanding service on the Mississippi River.
Built in 1927 at Dubuque, Iowa, she started barge line service between St. Louis and St. Paul, from 1940 until her retirement in 1960. She contributed substantially to the industrial life of this nation by transporting more than 10.000,000 tons of coal used in Armco's steel production.
With great pride, Armco Steel Corporation presents this historic sternwheeler to the people of Keokuk, Iowa, for a permanent museum of river history, located on this beautiful bank of the father of waters. May this steamboat so enshrined serve as a constant reminder of the important contribution made by these early riverboats in the settlement and growth of Keokuk and the development of the great State of Iowa.
June 2, 1962.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 30, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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