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 rural . . . — — Map (db m88034) HM
"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 her . . . — — Map (db m88080) HM
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
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 Clarinda
Toranosuke . . . — — Map (db m87424) HM
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 farmlands. . . . — — Map (db m88093) HM
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 in . . . — — Map (db m87435) WM
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 Honor . . . — — Map (db m87422) WM
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
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
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 Mormon . . . — — Map (db m87718) HM
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
In recognition of their virtues and in acknowledgment of the debt we owe them, we gratefully dedicate this memorial to the
Early Settlers of
Erected Nov. 2, 1939 — — Map (db m87715) HM
Dedicated to the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic, by the Burnside Post No. 250 of the Womens Relief Corps and the efforts of the late Mrs. Jennie Lindsey of Shenandoah Iowa — — Map (db m87826) WM
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 broadcasting . . . — — Map (db m87687) HM
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 sale . . . — — Map (db m87584) HM
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
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. Lake, father . . . — — Map (db m87756) HM
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 Sycamore . . . — — Map (db m87572) HM
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 James O. . . . — — Map (db m87823) WM