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Eldon in Wapello County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Charles M. Martin

Rock Island Lines

 

— 1855 • 1922 —

 
Charles M. Martin Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2015
1. Charles M. Martin Marker
Inscription.  
The memorial tree planted nearby
is dedicated by the Rock Island
in affectionate memory of
Charles M. Martin
who by his industry courage and
loyalty through every vicissitude
signally aided in the development
of the
Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railway
into a great transportation system
devoted to the public service

Seventieth anniversary
October tenth [1922]

 
Erected 1922.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Railway series list.
 
Location. 40° 55.059′ N, 92° 13.378′ W. Marker is in Eldon, Iowa, in Wapello County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and Kd Avenue, on the right when traveling south on 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 4th Street, Eldon IA 52554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Doodlebug (within shouting distance of this marker); Gerald W. Fackler
Charles M. Martin Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2015
2. Charles M. Martin Marker
Marker is beneath the mentioned tree
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); McHaffey Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); J P Strother (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grant Wood's Impact (approx. half a mile away); The Artist, Grant Wood (approx. half a mile away); The American Gothic House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eldon.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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