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

Madison Avenue and the Allen County Courthouse

 
 
Madison Avenue and the Allen County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
1. Madison Avenue and the Allen County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.

[Top photo caption reads]
This picture was taken standing in the intersection of South Street & Madison Avenue, looking west. Notice all the different forms of transportation represented in the picture: walking, bicycle, cars, tracks from former trolley, and hitching posts for horses and buggies on the north side of the street.

[Bottom photo caption reads]
This photo was taken in the early 1900s of the Allen County Courthouse. There were four clocks at the top placed in the bell tower. There is one remaining clock and the bell on display across the street on the courthouse lawn.
 
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 left when traveling west. 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. George A. Bowlus (here, next to this marker); Nimrod Hankins (within shouting distance of this marker); Intersection of Madison and Washington

Madison Avenue and the Allen County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2015
2. Madison Avenue and the Allen County Courthouse Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); East Madison Avenue Businesses (within shouting distance of this marker); A.W. Beck (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. History of Iola, Kansas. (Submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Allen County in Cutler's History (1883). (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 221 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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