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Red Oak in Montgomery County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

“Red Stone Boulder”

 
 
"Red Stone Boulder" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2015
1. "Red Stone Boulder" Marker
Inscription.

Formed During The Glacial Period
4'6" High x 31' Circumference x 10' Thick
Approximate Weight: 17 Ton
Removed From The Roadway of
Old Highway 34 East of
Red Oak, Iowa
July 3, 1985

Boulder and Plaque Placed Here
For All To Enjoy By
Floyd C. Keeton


 
Erected by Floyd C. Keeton.
 
Location. 41° 0.543′ N, 95° 13.847′ W. Marker is in Red Oak, Iowa, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Coolbaugh Street and 2nd Street, on the left when traveling east on Coolbaugh Street. Touch for map. Marker and boulder are on the county courthouse grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 East Coolbaugh Street, Red Oak IA 51566, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Red Oak Public Library (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mr. Richard H. Simpson (about 600 feet away); George H. Hawkins Memorial (about 600 feet away); World War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Korean War Memorial
"Red Stone Boulder" and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 2, 2015
2. "Red Stone Boulder" and Marker
(about 700 feet away); World War II Memorial (about 700 feet away); Red Oak Firehouse (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Red Oak.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Glaciers at Encyclopedia Dubuque. (Submitted on August 28, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Geology of Northeastern Kansas. (Submitted on August 28, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Iowa's Geology. (Submitted on August 28, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Erratics: Glacial Boulders in Iowa. (Submitted on August 28, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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