“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Johnson County Iowa Historical Markers

Mormon Handcart Brigade Camp Marker image, Touch for more information
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2014
Mormon Handcart Brigade Camp Marker
Iowa (Johnson County), Coralville — Mormon Handcart Brigade Camp
caption below handcart image “Let them come on foot, with handcarts and wheelbarrows. Let then gird up their loins and walk through, and nothing shall hinder them.” South of this boulder on the banks of Clear Creek, is the . . . — Map (db m78222) HM
Iowa (Johnson County), Coralville — 33 — Samuel Jordan Kirkwood1813 – 1894
Kirkwood is the only Iowan to serve as governor, U.S. senator and as a cabinet member. He came to Iowa in 1855 to operate a grist mill in this vicinity. Elected governor in 1859 as a Republican, Kirkwood administered the office with forcefulness and . . . — Map (db m33204) HM
Iowa (Johnson County), Tiffin — Historic Amana Colonies
Marker Front: The Amana Colonies consist of about 1,500 people living in seven villages and owning 25,000 acres of Iowa land. Born of religious enthusiasm, this unique brotherhood was founded in Germany in 1714 as the Community of True . . . — Map (db m33373) HM
Iowa (Johnson County), Tiffin — Historic Iowa City / Mormon Handcart Trail - 1856
Marker Front: The land on which Iowa City is located was a wilderness when it was selected and surveyed for the capital of the Territory of Iowa in 1839. The cornerstone of the new capitol building was laid by Governor Lucas on July 4, 1840. . . . — Map (db m33607) HM
Iowa (Johnson County), Tiffin — Hoover Historic Site / Hoover’s West Branch
The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, located in nearby West Branch, honors a distinguished son of Iowa, citizen of the world, and the 31st president of the United States. Established in 1965, the Site’s foundations were laid earlier when in . . . — Map (db m33431) HM

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