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

Gerald W. Fackler

 
 
Gerald W. Fackler Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2015
1. Gerald W. Fackler Marker
Inscription.  

Mr. Fackler had a vision of Eldon having a first class railroad depot museum and park. Due to his generosity, his vision is a reality for the enjoyment of all current and future Eldon citizens and visitors.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 40° 55.045′ N, 92° 13.369′ W. Marker is in Eldon, Iowa, in Wapello County. Marker is on Kd Avenue south of 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Near the Rock Island Depot, 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 (here, next to this marker); Charles M. Martin (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); McHaffey Opera House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); J P Strother (about 400 feet away); Grant Wood's Impact (approx. half a mile away); The Artist, Grant Wood

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(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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Eldon Depot Museum, Iowa. (Submitted on November 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "How rich Californian rewards those who were 'Iowa nice'" (The Des Moines Register, 2015). (Submitted on November 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Restored Rock Island Depot Museum, Eldon, Iowa image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2015
2. Restored Rock Island Depot Museum, Eldon, Iowa
Rock Island Caboose at Eldon Depot image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 11, 2015
3. Rock Island Caboose at Eldon Depot
 
 
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 392 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 5, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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