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By William Fischer, Jr., August 1, 2015
Birthplace of Glenn Miller
Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Birthplace of Glenn Miller — 1904 - 1944 — A Landmark of American Music

Internationally known as an orchestrator and director of dance bands. — Map (db m87461) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Carnegie Library

The Clarinda Carnegie Library Built in 1908 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m87508) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Civil War Memorial

In memory of the Defenders of the Union 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m87433) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Civil War Memorial

To The Unknown Dead 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m87548) WM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Clarinda Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Page, Banner County of Iowa — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II

POW / MIA Duty • Honor • Sacrifice —————————— "America means freedom and there's no expression of freedom quite so sincere as music." Major Glenn Miller

1Lt Vernon . . . — Map (db m88026) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Essie Pearl Davison — In Memory of

This 400 Acre Farm Given to Page County, Iowa November 29, 1991

"as a memorial to my father Allen Davison"

Dedicated November 1, 1994 — Map (db m87989) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — First School House

This stone marks the site of the first school house in Clarinda Built in 1854 and where Theodore Roosevelt spoke April 23, 1903 — Map (db m87507) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Goldenrod School — 1873 — Iowa Historic Site

This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m88090) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Historical Goldenrod — Birthplace of 4H

Originated in 1901 by Jessie Field Shambaugh — Map (db m88092) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Jessie Field Shambaugh — (1881 - 1971)

In 1901, as a country school teacher, Jessie Field created practical farm and home courses for her students as part of the regular curriculum. Later, as superintendent of Page County schools, she expanded these clubs and camps to include all . . . — Map (db m88034) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Jessie Field Shambaugh

"Everywhere in the country, for those who have learned to see and understand, are lessons which point toward the richness and strength of life." by Jessie Field Shambaugh

These words are written in memory of "The Mother of 4-H" to honor . . . — Map (db m88080) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Mattie Lou Cavender

Taught in this Goldenrod School September 7, 1891 to February 24, 1893 Married Lewis Elmer Miller May 4, 1898 Their second son was (Alton) Glenn Miller Born in Clarinda, Iowa March 1, 1904 — Map (db m88089) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Original Clarinda High School

This medallion preserved from the original Clarinda High School is presented by the Class of 1950 to past and future Classes of CHS

Dedicated 2005 — Map (db m87504) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Page County Courthouse

Rededication June 5, 1994

[Cornerstone reads] Page Co. Court House July 4th, 1885 — Map (db m87437) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Sister Cities

We wish to promote peace and harmony like the music of Glenn Miller which brought our communities together. May this tree and this stone symbolize growth and stability of our Sister City relationship.

Frank Snyder, Mayor of . . . — Map (db m87424) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — The Glenn Miller Home

Birthplace and childhood home of Alton Glenn Miller Founder of The Glenn Miller Orchestra Born in Clarinda March 1, 1904 — Map (db m87465) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — The Page County Orphan Train Story

The greatest children's migration in the history of the United States took place during the seventy-five years from 1854-1929. Orphan and impoverished children were transported from the overcrowded eastern cities to the vast midwestern . . . — Map (db m88093) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — Vernon J. Baker — First Lieutenant, Infantry, US Army Company C — 370th Regiment, 92nd Inf Division

One of 7 African-Americans to receive the Medal of Honor for WWII Awarded January 13, 1997 Clarinda High School Graduate 1939

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his own life above and beyond the call of duty . . . — Map (db m87435) HM WM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — W. T. S. White House & Carriage House

This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m87510) HM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — War Memorial

Page County Roll of Honor

This monument is dedicated to the veterans and service members who have served this country so faithfully in war and peace from the Revolution to the present time to protect our freedom.

Page County Roll of . . . — Map (db m87422) WM

Iowa (Page County), Clarinda — William P. Hepburn House

has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America — Map (db m87512) HM

Iowa (Page County), Essex — Veterans Memorial

Dedicated to the men and women who served in the Armed Forces — Map (db m87827) WM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — A City In Print

Shenandoah's first newspaper, The Reporter, began in 1871, the same year the city was incorporated.

In 1887, C.N. Marvin founded The Sentinel and served as its editor for nearly 50 years. His column, "The Easy Chair," was . . . — Map (db m87786) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — A Community of the Arts

Shenandoah residents have a long history in arts and entertainment. The City Opera House imported traveling theatrical troupes, and the first Chautauqua met in 1886. Interested young men formed a Shakespeare Society and numerous women's . . . — Map (db m87588) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — A Tradition of Innovation in Agriculture

The fertile land of the Nishnabotna Valley was created when prehistoric glaciers deposited a base for the rich, thick soil which built up through the centuries and made Iowa famous for its corn and soybeans.

Settlers from the great . . . — Map (db m87718) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — American Veterans Memorial

The city of Shenandoah remembers and honors all those citizens of this community who have served in the military of the United States Of America in peacetime, and in these wars and conflicts since Iowa became a state in 1846.

Mexican War . . . — Map (db m87717) WM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Carnegie Library

Gift of Andrew Carnegie — Map (db m87793) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Charles E. Parker — Shenandoah, Iowa

Founded Central Surveys — Map (db m87685) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Civil War Memorial — 1861 - 1865

Our Defenders of the Union

[Honor Roll of Veterans] —————————— To all those who served with pride and courage.

So that we never forget our veterans' . . . — Map (db m87713) WM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Early Settlers of Southwestern Iowa — 1840 • 1939

In recognition of their virtues and in acknowledgment of the debt we owe them, we gratefully dedicate this memorial to the

Early Settlers of Southwestern Iowa

Erected Nov. 2, 1939 — Map (db m87715) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy — Hampton, Iowa

Led U.S. Navy in WWII — Map (db m87662) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Frederick L. Maytag — Newton, Iowa

Founded Maytag Company — Map (db m87578) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Grand Army of the Republic Memorial
. . . — Map (db m87826) WM
Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — John V. Atanasoff — Ames, Iowa

Invented the computer — Map (db m87755) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Julian Dubuque — Dubuque, Iowa

First white Iowa settler — Map (db m87784) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Pete Kuyper — Pella, Iowa

Founded Pella Windows — Map (db m87615) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Pioneers of Radio

Radio stations KMA and KFNF put Shenandoah on the national map during the 1920's.

Sending their powerful signals across all 48 states, these two pioneer stations had a profound impact on rural America.

Henry Field's KFNF began . . . — Map (db m87687) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Railroads and the Wabash Trace

The railroad was king, and southwest Iowa became part of the realm when the Burlington Railroad crossed the landscape from Mount Pleasant to Red Oak in 1867.

Chartered as a land grant railroad, the Burlington advertised and promoted the . . . — Map (db m87584) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Russell Gerdin — Coralville, Iowa

Founded Heartland Express — Map (db m87671) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Site of Everly Brothers Homecoming Concert — July 5, 1986

Phil and Don Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Charter Members — Map (db m87666) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — The Music of Shenandoah

Shenandoahans have a rich and unusual musical tradition.

The city boasted a fine opera house, built in 1881, and Western Normal College offered a degree in music in 1889. Shenandoah schools also offered fine vocal and instrumental music . . . — Map (db m87653) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — The Nurseries of Shenandoah

Fertile soil and abundant water made Shenandoah the ideal place to start a nursery.

The early pioneers found that fruit trees from other parts of the United States grew well beside the native wild plum and crab apple trees.

D.S. . . . — Map (db m87756) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — The Tower Clock

was generously presented to this community in 1911 by Grace Alden Cotrill in memory of her husband George F. Cotrill — Map (db m87792) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Theodore Roosevelt Speech Site

This marks the place where as president Theodore Roosevelt addressed his fellow citizens April 28th, 1903 — Map (db m87569) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Thomas D. Murphy — Red Oak, Iowa

Murphy Calendar Founder — Map (db m87683) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — W. Eugene Lloyd — Shenandoah, Iowa

Founded Lloyd Laboratories — Map (db m87669) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — War Memorial

To honor all those who have fought in a foreign war

Dedicated Nov. 11, 2014 — Map (db m87825) WM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Western Normal College Bell

After Shenandoah's Western Normal College burned for the second time in 1917 (the first fire was in 1891 when Henry Field was a student there) this bell was taken from the ashes of that fire and put atop Henry Field's "seedhouse" at 407 . . . — Map (db m87572) HM

Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — Women's Christian Temperance Union Fountain — 1912 — Iowa Historic Site
. . . — Map (db m87720) HM
Iowa (Page County), Shenandoah — World War II Memorial — 1941 • 1945

In honor of the men from Shenandoah who died in World War II

Don Barret • Albert Black • Grant N. Braden • Morris Carlson • Ernest W. Chase, Jr. • Larry B. Clancy • Clayton Croft • Neil B. Davis • Bud Deweese • Robert W. Dideriksen • . . . — Map (db m87823) WM


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