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T. B. Shannon General Merchandise

 
 
T. B. Shannon General Merchandise Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
1. T. B. Shannon General Merchandise Marker
Inscription.

[Top photo caption reads]
T.B. Shannon is pictured on the left. He was a very innovative businessman of the times. His first business was a hardware store, which sold merchandise of all kinds. Through the years, his inventory included everything from gasoline to sporting goods to cream cans.

[Bottom photo caption reads]
Look at the circa 1900s buildings. The appearance of the block is nearly the same, except for the east end.
 
Erected 2014 by Iola CITF/PRIDE.
 
Location. 37° 55.368′ N, 95° 24.339′ W. Marker is in Iola, Kansas, in Allen County. Marker is on Washington Street south of Jackson Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the west side of the Courthouse Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 North Washington Street, Iola KS 66749, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cornstalks at Shannon's (here, next to this marker); Founders of the Iola Public Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Northrup Bank and North Washington Street Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker); Northrup Bank

T. B. Shannon General Merchandise Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
2. T. B. Shannon General Merchandise Marker
Shannon Building at corner beyond marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); L.L. Northrup (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrews Auto Stores (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Iola Police Department (about 300 feet away); South Washington Street Businesses (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iola.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas B. Shannon, in History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas (1901). (Submitted on May 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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