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Creston in Union County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Barn

 
 
Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2015
1. Barn Marker
Inscription.

The barn was originally built in 1896 by a Civil War veteran of Union Co. named William Harris, called Uncle Billy Harris by many. It was made of cottonwood trees milled at the Union County sawmill located on Grand River in the eastern part of the county. It was donated by the Shaun Kelly family from north of Afton. Tools used to build the barn were donated by Howard Harris, grandson of Uncle Billy.
 
Erected by Union County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 3.056′ N, 94° 22.93′ W. Marker is in Creston, Iowa, in Union County. Touch for map. Marker is on the barn at the Union County Historical Village in McKinley Park, about 400 feet west of the intersection of McKinley & Stone Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Creston IA 50801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lincoln No. 5 School (within shouting distance of this marker); Depot, Caboose and Signal tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Barber Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial

Barn and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2015
2. Barn and Marker
(approx. mile away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. mile away); Creston Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Phillips 66 Gasoline Station (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Creston.
 
Also see . . .  Union County Historical Village, Creston IA. (Submitted on August 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. AgricultureMan-Made FeaturesWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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