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

Depot, Caboose and Signal tower

 
 
Depot, Caboose and Signal tower Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2015
1. Depot, Caboose and Signal tower Marker
Inscription.

Burlington Northern Railroad donated the depot, caboose and signal tower to the complex. The depot was originally in Lucas, Iowa and later moved to Brooks, Iowa to our west. It was not uncommon to move buildings such as this on flat cars to other locations. The depot was used [to] purchase tickets and arrange for transportation for items to be bought or sold, and send messages via the telegraph. If you are from the Creston [area] you will probably recognize the signal tower. It was located on the Elm St. railroad crossing and was used to spot incoming trains so the crossing arms could [sic] be lowered. The caboose of course was the home to many brakemen on their train trip. You can see they had all the comforts of home including bathroom, lavatory, ice box, stove and Bed
 
Erected by Union County Historical Society.
 
Location. 41° 3.029′ N, 94° 22.964′ W. Marker is in Creston, Iowa, in Union County. Touch for map. Marker is on the caboose 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 (a few

Depot and Caboose image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2015
2. Depot and Caboose
steps from this marker); Barber Shop (a few steps from this marker); Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles 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 . . .
1. Union County Historical Village, Creston IA. (Submitted on August 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Burlington Route Historical Society. (Submitted on August 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Depot image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2015
3. Depot
Caboose and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2015
4. Caboose and Markers
Signal Tower image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2015
5. Signal Tower
Caboose Marker Honoring John "Red" White image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2015
6. Caboose Marker Honoring John "Red" White
 
 
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 135 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 8, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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