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Winterset in Madison County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

65 Jefferson Street

c.1875

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
1. 65 Jefferson Street Marker
Inscription.  
In the 1800's, agricultural implements were sold here. The Marsh Harvester advertised that "it saves the house-wife the unpleasant drudgery of providing for extra help, during the hottest season of the year" implying that extra farm hands would not be needed if the farmer owned this machine.

Drug stores, including Ruth's Drug Store, occupied the first floor for many years in the early 1900's. Also at that time, in the second floor dance studio, lessons were given, and dances were held. Later, the first floor served as an Iowa State Liquor Store, a law office, and Madison County Realty.

The Nellie Callahan Scholarship Fund, which helps some Winterset High School graduates finance their college education, is funded by the proceeds from the sale of this building in the 1960's.
 
Erected 2008 by Madison County Antique Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducationIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 20.131′ N, 94° 0.828′ 
65 Jefferson Street and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., February 18, 2014
2. 65 Jefferson Street and Marker
W. Marker is in Winterset, Iowa, in Madison County. Marker is on Jefferson Street west of John Wayne Drive, on the right when traveling west. Building is on the north side of the courthouse square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 65 East Jefferson Street, Winterset IA 50273, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 67 Jefferson Street (here, next to this marker); 63 Jefferson Street (here, next to this marker); 69 Jefferson (a few steps from this marker); 61 Jefferson Street (a few steps from this marker); 71 Jefferson (a few steps from this marker); 59 Jefferson Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 73 Jefferson (within shouting distance of this marker); 57 Jefferson Street (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winterset.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Madison County, Iowa. (Submitted on March 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Discover Madison County, Iowa. (Submitted on March 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 22, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Oct. 30, 2020