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

Intersection of Madison and Washington

 
 
Intersection of Madison and Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
1. Intersection of Madison and Washington Marker
Inscription.

[Top photo caption reads]
This photo was taken in 1910 when the Ringling Bros. Circus performers and animals paraded around town. At that time, the circus drew a huge crowd.

[Bottom photo caption reads]
This is the intersection of Madison and Washington Avenues looking northwest. Please note the brick streets and the overhead trolley power lines. The New York Store is now the Allen County Historical Society and the buildings in the middle of the block were destroyed by a fire on August 10, 1990.
 
Erected 2014 by Iola CITF/PRIDE.
 
Location. 37° 55.278′ N, 95° 24.31′ W. Marker is in Iola, Kansas, in Allen County. Marker is at the intersection of Madison Avenue (U.S. 54) and Washington Street, on the left when traveling west on Madison Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is on the south side of the Courthouse Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15 West Madison Avenue, Iola KS 66749, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nimrod Hankins (here, next to this marker); George A. Bowlus (within shouting distance of this marker); Madison Avenue and the Allen County Courthouse (within shouting distance

Intersection of Madison and Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
2. Intersection of Madison and Washington Marker
The former New York Store (now Allen County Historical Society) building is seen across intersection.
of this marker); Views of Madison Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Major General Frederick Funston (within shouting distance of this marker); South Washington Street Businesses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fred Horton (about 300 feet away); Boyhood Home of General Funston (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 218 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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