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Creston in Union County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Barber Shop

 
 
Barber Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2015
1. Barber Shop Marker
Inscription.  A boy was often hired by the barber to give shoe shines while his customers waited. The shoe shine stand in the back of the barber shop was originally in the old Creston depot. It belonged to Arthur Rice who was known for the shines he gave to the train passengers in Creston.
 
Erected by Union County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 3.034′ N, 94° 22.978′ W. Marker is in Creston, Iowa, in Union County. Marker is on the Harness Shop/Barber Shop at the Union County Historical Village in McKinley Park, about 400 feet west of the intersection of McKinley & Stone Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Creston IA 50801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Depot, Caboose and Signal tower (a few steps from this marker); Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln No. 5 School (within shouting distance of this marker); Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial
Harness Shop and Barber Shop and Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2015
2. Harness Shop and Barber Shop and Markers
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Creston Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Phillips 66 Gasoline Station (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Creston.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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Feb. 2, 2023