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Iola in Allen County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Views of Madison Avenue

 
 
Views of Madison Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
1. Views of Madison Avenue Marker
Inscription.

[Top photo caption reads]
This photo was taken in the 1800s of the 2 block area on the south side of the square before the first courthouse was constructed in the center.

[Bottom photo caption reads]
1900 photo is taken of a pre-celebration of the Allen County Fair. The crowd is lined across Madison Avenue to watch the turtle race. The photo was taken directly in front of the New York Store, which is now the Allen County Historical Society. The photo view is to the southeast.
 
Erected 2014 by Iola CITF/PRIDE.
 
Location. 37° 55.301′ N, 95° 24.339′ W. Marker is in Iola, Kansas, in Allen County. Marker is on Washington Street north of Madison Avenue, 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: 20 South Washington Street, Iola KS 66749, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major General Frederick Funston (here, next to this marker); Boyhood Home of General Funston (within shouting distance of this marker); South Washington Street Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker); Fred Horton

Views of Madison Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
2. Views of Madison Avenue Marker
Background view similar to bottom marker photo
(within shouting distance of this marker); Nimrod Hankins (within shouting distance of this marker); Intersection of Madison and Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); George A. Bowlus (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Madison Avenue and the Allen County Courthouse (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 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Allen County (KS) Historical Society. (Submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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