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Decatur County Iowa Historical Markers

 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2015
France Building and Marker
Iowa (Decatur County), Lamoni — France Building

Graceland College began classes here on September 17, 1895 with 18 students and 3 faculty. The college moved to the campus on "the hill" upon completion of the Administration Building in January, 1897. — Map (db m86719) HM

Iowa (Decatur County), Lamoni — Veterans Memorial
In honor of all who served Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines — Map (db m72328) WM
Iowa (Decatur County), Leon — Decatur County Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — "Some gave all. All gave some." — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II

Let us never forget!!!

D. Darrell Johnston Silver Star • Bronze Star Purple Heart Korean War

POW-MIA You Are Not Forgotten — Map (db m89225) HM

Iowa (Decatur County), Leon — Founders Park

1850 • Decatur County was organized

1853 • County seat moved from Decatur City to Independence

1855 • Town name change from Independence to South Independence to Leon

1871 • Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad arrives in . . . — Map (db m89356) HM

Iowa (Decatur County), Leon — Leon High School

[Photo of Leon High School]

Remembered by the Class of 1957 — Map (db m89357) HM

Iowa (Decatur County), Leon — Replica of the Statue of Liberty — "Liberty Enlightening the World"
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this replica of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . — Map (db m72390) HM
Iowa (Decatur County), Leon — The Road to Zion
From the late 1840s through the 1860s, an exodus of more than 70,000 Mormons passed by here on their way to their "New Zion" in Utah. Starting from Nauvoo, Illinois in February 1846, the first group of at least 13,000 Mormons crossed into Iowa . . . — Map (db m72391) HM

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