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Adair County Iowa Historical Markers

 
First Train Robbery in The West Marker image, Touch for more information
By Juris Bets, August 10, 2010
First Train Robbery in The West Marker
Iowa (Adair County), Adair — First Train Robbery in The West — Jesse James Robberies
Site of the first train robbery in the west. Committed by the notorious Jesse James and his gang of outlaws July 21, 1873 — Map (db m34280) HM
Iowa (Adair County), Greenfield — Veterans Memorial — "Lest We Forget"
[Front] In grateful appreciation this monument is dedicated to the Veterans of Adair County who served their country in times of war and peace. [Back has POW-MIA emblem] — Map (db m72442) WM
Iowa (Adair County), Greenfield — Veterans Memorial
Thank You Veterans For Our Freedom Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices. President Harry S. Truman . . . — Map (db m72443) WM
Iowa (Adair County), Menlo — Adair County Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II

Don't Tread on Me ———————— The Four Chaplains [Sinking of USAT Dorchester] ———————— [Vietnam Scene] Carlos "White Feather" . . . — Map (db m93757) WM

Iowa (Adair County), Orient — Grasses / Voices — Artist - Susan Gardels

"A grass plant is small and humble, lost in the multitude, and unnoticed. Hardly one person in a hundred thousand realizes what is going on in the growth of grass. But for the protection of the soil, grass is just as important as trees - and . . . — Map (db m86940) HM

Iowa (Adair County), Orient — Henry A. Wallace Birthplace — 1888

Renovated in 1996 Under The Guidance Of Architect William Wagner — Map (db m86983) HM

Iowa (Adair County), Orient — Jasper James And His Family

The Garden Pond Is In Memory Of Our Great Grandfather Jasper James And His Family

They moved to Adair County in 1892 by covered wagon with their young children herding the livestock. They settled on a farm two and a half miles . . . — Map (db m86929) HM

Iowa (Adair County), Orient — Native Prairie Planting

When the first settlers arrived in Iowa, nearly 30 of this state's 35 million acres were blanketed with tallgrass prairie. In less than 150 years, 99.9% of this vast, lush grassland disappeared under the plow. The prairie before you contains . . . — Map (db m86930) HM

Iowa (Adair County), Orient — The Mormon Trail

Determined and authenticated by the Historical Department of Iowa, 1911.

This monument was erected in 1917 by the Iowa Daughters of the American Revolution in memory of the pioneers who followed this trail and its . . . — Map (db m86922) HM

Iowa (Adair County), Orient — Veterans Memorial

This flag display has been erected by the Bank of Memories Museum in proud and grateful memory of American soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen and especially those who laid down their lives in all quarters of this earth, that other peoples . . . — Map (db m86925) WM


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