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Allamakee County Iowa Historical Markers

 
The Mystery of the Mounds Marker image, Touch for more information
By Don Morfe, November 9, 2007
The Mystery of the Mounds Marker
Iowa (Allamakee County), Harper Ferry — The Mystery of the MoundsEffigy Mounds National Monument — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
In 1766, English and French Canadian traders wintered near this site. They must have puzzled over these strange earthen shapes-or others even nearer their cabin. The traders could not have known that the humble grave markers were vestiges of a . . . — Map (db m61987) HM
Iowa (Allamakee County), Waukon — Allamakee County Court House Museum
This building was completed in 1861 by the firm of Hale, Jenkins and Pratt at a cost of $13,655. The 40-acre townsite, including the place where the building stands, was donated by the Shattuck Family. The Allamakee County Board of Supervisors . . . — Map (db m69527) HM
Iowa (Allamakee County), Waukon — Norwegian House
The Norwegian-American Gjefle log house was built in 1870, and an addition in 1886, in Center Township. It was moved to this site in 1990. — Map (db m69748) HM

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