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

George A. Bowlus

May 1, 1841 - July 14, 1908

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
1. George A. Bowlus Marker
Inscription.

George A. Bowlus started the Bank of Allen County which was the second bank in Iola, located on this block between South Street and Washington Avenue. George was one of several business men who was instrumental in paying for the trolley tracks that went around the square. George was the father of Thomas Bowlus, the namesake of the Bowlus Fine Arts Center, located two blocks east of here.
 
Erected 2014 by Iola CITF/PRIDE.
 
Location. 37° 55.278′ N, 95° 24.288′ W. Marker is in Iola, Kansas, in Allen County. Marker is on Madison Avenue (U.S. 54) west of South Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the south side of the Courthouse Square. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 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. Madison Avenue and the Allen County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Nimrod Hankins (within shouting distance of this marker); Intersection of Madison and Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); East Madison Avenue Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker); A.W. Beck

George A. Bowlus Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
2. George A. Bowlus Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Views of Madison Avenue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Major General Frederick Funston (about 300 feet away); South Jefferson Avenue Businesses (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Iola.
 
Also see . . .
1. George A. Bowlus's Neosho Valley Land Agency in Cutler's History. (Submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. George Andrew Bowlus at Find A Grave. (Submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. History of Iola, Kansas. (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 171 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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