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Founders of the Iola Public Library

 
 
Founders of the Iola Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
1. Founders of the Iola Public Library Marker
Inscription.

These women were some of the first ladies of Iola. In the 1800s, they established the first Iola Public Library, located on the second floor of the L.L. Northrup Banking House.

Pictured front row: Mrs. A.W. Beck, Hazel Bowlus (Tom's sister)
Middle row: Mrs. George A. Bowlus (Tom's mother), Julia Ewing, Mary Northrup, Mrs. Brewster
Back row: Mrs. Nelson Acers


 
Erected 2014 by Iola CITF/PRIDE.
 
Location. 37° 55.351′ N, 95° 24.339′ W. Marker is in Iola, Kansas, in Allen County. Marker is on Washington Street north of West Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the west side of the Courthouse Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 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. Northrup Bank and North Washington Street Businesses (here, next to this marker); Cornstalks at Shannon's (within shouting distance of this marker); T. B. Shannon General Merchandise (within shouting distance of this marker); South Washington Street Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker);
Founders of the Iola Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
2. Founders of the Iola Public Library Marker
On lamp post
Fred Horton (within shouting distance of this marker); Boyhood Home of General Funston (within shouting distance of this marker); Northrup Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); L.L. Northrup (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iola.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Iola, Kansas. (Submitted on May 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Iola Public Library. (Submitted on May 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkEducation
 
 
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 202 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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