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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Wapello County, Iowa

 
Clickable Map of Wapello County, Iowa and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Wapello County, IA (16) Appanoose County, IA (4) Davis County, IA (3) Jefferson County, IA (1) Keokuk County, IA (4) Mahaska County, IA (1) Monroe County, IA (33) Van Buren County, IA (3)  WapelloCounty(16) Wapello County (16)  AppanooseCounty(4) Appanoose County (4)  DavisCounty(3) Davis County (3)  JeffersonCounty(1) Jefferson County (1)  KeokukCounty(4) Keokuk County (4)  MahaskaCounty(1) Mahaska County (1)  MonroeCounty(33) Monroe County (33)  VanBurenCounty(3) Van Buren County (3)
Ottumwa is the county seat for Wapello County
Adjacent to Wapello County, Iowa
      Appanoose County (4)  
      Davis County (3)  
      Jefferson County (1)  
      Keokuk County (4)  
      Mahaska County (1)  
      Monroe County (33)  
      Van Buren County (3)  
 
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1Iowa (Wapello County), Eddyville — Chief Hard Fish / Eddyville Historic Site Marker
Indian Village Centenary of Chief Hard Fish Dedicated 1937Map (db m82778) HM
2Iowa (Wapello County), Eddyville — Curtis KingCivil War - Iowa - Wapello Co.
U.S. muster rolls record him at age 80 as oldest man serving in Union army.Map (db m80925) HM
3Iowa (Wapello County), Eldon — American Gothic - The Painting
American Gothic was painted in 1930 by Iowa artist Grant Wood. After seeing and sketching this house, Wood's idea was to show the kind of people he imagined would live there. The painting is said to represent a father and his daughter. . . . Map (db m90314) HM
4Iowa (Wapello County), Eldon — Charles M. MartinRock Island Lines — 1855 • 1922 —
The memorial tree planted nearby is dedicated by the Rock Island in affectionate memory of Charles M. Martin who by his industry courage and loyalty through every vicissitude signally aided in the development of the Chicago . . . Map (db m90296) HM
5Iowa (Wapello County), Eldon — Doodlebug
In the early to mid 1900s the DOODLEBUG arrived at this platform six days a week bringing passengers from Des Moines and in between to board the great passenger trains of the day. On November 2, 1902 the first run of the luxurious Golden State . . . Map (db m90298) HM
6Iowa (Wapello County), Eldon — Gerald W. Fackler
Mr. Fackler had a vision of Eldon having a first class railroad depot museum and park. Due to his generosity, his vision is a reality for the enjoyment of all current and future Eldon citizens and visitors.Map (db m90300) HM
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7Iowa (Wapello County), Eldon — Grant Wood's Impact
Through his innovative artistic style, Grant Wood's work is known and appreciated throughout the world. He will forever be credited as the artist who celebrated the land and people of Iowa. Place in Regionalism By the early 1930s . . . Map (db m90309) HM
8Iowa (Wapello County), Eldon — J P StrotherEldon Riverfront
This site was the original location of J P Strother Construction Company. John Paul Strother was a longtime Southern Iowa highway contractor and civic leader. He established the Wapello County Foundation in 1981 to provide for the future well . . . Map (db m90276) HM
9Iowa (Wapello County), Eldon — McHaffey Opera House
has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m90274) HM
10Iowa (Wapello County), Eldon — The American Gothic House
The American Gothic House was built in 1881-82 by Catherine and Charles Dibble. The house is constructed in a style known as Carpenter Gothic (which lead [sic - led] to the title of the painting). The house is listed on the National Register of . . . Map (db m90313) HM
11Iowa (Wapello County), Eldon — The Artist, Grant Wood
"I want to reach everyday people, not just the art critics of the world." -Grant Wood Early Life Grant Devolson Wood was born on February 13, 1891 on a farm near Anamosa, Iowa. From a young age Wood wanted to be an . . . Map (db m90312) HM
12Iowa (Wapello County), Eldon — Veterans MemorialAll Gave Some • Some Gave All
In honor of All Eldon Area Veterans This memorial honors all veterans, men and women who, although separated by generations, valiantly protect our country's freedoms. The memories of these veterans will continue to live on whenever . . . Map (db m90302) WM
13Iowa (Wapello County), Ottumwa — Civil War Memorial
To Heroic Sons [Bas Relief Panel Titles] Going to War Battle Death ReconstructionMap (db m90239) WM
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14Iowa (Wapello County), Ottumwa — Dragoon Trail Historical Site Marker No. 4
Here passed the Dragoon Trail Blazed in 1835 by the First U.S. Dragoons under Colonel Stephen W. KearnyMap (db m139805) HM
15Iowa (Wapello County), Ottumwa — Ottumwa Freedom Rock Veterans MemorialNever Forget • Thank You Veterans — Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II —
Gold Star for the Fallen —————————— Tuskegee Airmen —————————— Ottumwa Naval Air Station . . . Map (db m90272) WM
16Iowa (Wapello County), Ottumwa — Veterans Memorial
In honor of the men and women of Wapello County who have served in the Armed Forces of the United StatesMap (db m90271) WM
 
 
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Nov. 27, 2022