“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Page County, Iowa

Clickable Map of Page County, Iowa and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Page County, IA (50) Adams County, IA (9) Fremont County, IA (3) Mills County, IA (5) Montgomery County, IA (19) Taylor County, IA (3) Atchison County, MO (5) Nodaway County, MO (9)  PageCounty(50) Page County (50)  AdamsCounty(9) Adams County (9)  FremontCounty(3) Fremont County (3)  MillsCounty(5) Mills County (5)  MontgomeryCounty(19) Montgomery County (19)  TaylorCounty(3) Taylor County (3)  AtchisonCountyMissouri(5) Atchison County (5)  NodawayCounty(9) Nodaway County (9)
Clarinda is the county seat for Page County
Adjacent to Page County, Iowa
      Adams County (9)  
      Fremont County (3)  
      Mills County (5)  
      Montgomery County (19)  
      Taylor County (3)  
      Atchison County, Missouri (5)  
      Nodaway County, Missouri (9)  
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1 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
2 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 InteriorMap (db m87508) HM
3 Iowa, Page County, Clarinda — Civil War Memorial
In memory of the Defenders of the Union 1861 - 1865Map (db m87433) WM
4 Iowa, Page County, Clarinda — Civil War Memorial
To The Unknown Dead 1861 - 1865Map (db m87548) WM
5 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 Baker . . . Map (db m88026) WM
6 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, 1994Map (db m87989) HM
7 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
8 Iowa, Page County, Clarinda — Goldenrod School — 1873 — Iowa Historic Site —
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m88090) HM
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9 Iowa, Page County, Clarinda — Historical Goldenrod — Birthplace of 4H
Historical Goldenrod Birthplace of 4H Originated in 1901 by Jessie Field ShambaughMap (db m88092) HM
10 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 her . . . Map (db m88080) HM
11 Iowa, Page County, Clarinda — 28 — 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 rural . . . Map (db m224590) HM
12 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, 1904Map (db m88089) HM
13 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 CHSMap (db m87504) HM
14 Iowa, Page County, Clarinda — Page County Courthouse
Rededication June 5, 1994 [Cornerstone reads] Page Co. Court House July 4th, 1885Map (db m87437) HM
15 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 Clarinda Toranosuke . . . Map (db m87424) HM
16 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, 1904Map (db m87465) HM
17 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 farmlands. . . . Map (db m88093) HM
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18 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 in . . . Map (db m87435) WM
19 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 InteriorMap (db m87510) HM
20 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 Honor . . . Map (db m87422) WM
21 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 AmericaMap (db m87512) HM
22 Iowa, Page County, Essex — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women who served in the Armed ForcesMap (db m87827) WM
23 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
24 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
25 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 Mormon . . . Map (db m87718) HM
26 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
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27 Iowa, Page County, Shenandoah — Carnegie Library
Gift of Andrew CarnegieMap (db m87793) HM
28 Iowa, Page County, Shenandoah — Charles E. Parker — Shenandoah, Iowa
Founded Central SurveysMap (db m87685) HM
29 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' sacrifices. [Newer . . . Map (db m87713) WM
30 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, 1939Map (db m87715) HM
31 Iowa, Page County, Shenandoah — Fleet Admiral William D. Leahy — Hampton, Iowa
Led U.S. Navy in WWIIMap (db m87662) WM
32 Iowa, Page County, Shenandoah — Frederick L. Maytag — Newton, Iowa
Founded Maytag CompanyMap (db m87578) HM
33 Iowa, Page County, Shenandoah — Grand Army of the Republic Memorial
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 IowaMap (db m87826) WM
34 Iowa, Page County, Shenandoah — John V. Atanasoff — Ames, Iowa
Invented the computerMap (db m87755) HM
35 Iowa, Page County, Shenandoah — Julian Dubuque — Dubuque, Iowa
First white Iowa settlerMap (db m87784) HM
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36 Iowa, Page County, Shenandoah — Pete Kuyper — Pella, Iowa
Founded Pella WindowsMap (db m87615) HM
37 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 broadcasting . . . Map (db m87687) HM
38 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 sale . . . Map (db m87584) HM
39 Iowa, Page County, Shenandoah — Russell Gerdin — Coralville, Iowa
Founded Heartland ExpressMap (db m87671) HM
40 Iowa, Page County, Shenandoah — Site of Everly Brothers Homecoming Concert — July 5, 1986
Phil and Don Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Charter MembersMap (db m87666) HM
41 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
42 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. Lake, father . . . Map (db m87756) HM
43 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. CotrillMap (db m87792) HM
44 Iowa, Page County, Shenandoah — Theodore Roosevelt Speech Site
This marks the place where as president Theodore Roosevelt addressed his fellow citizens April 28th, 1903Map (db m87569) HM
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45 Iowa, Page County, Shenandoah — Thomas D. Murphy — Red Oak, Iowa
Murphy Calendar FounderMap (db m87683) HM
46 Iowa, Page County, Shenandoah — W. Eugene Lloyd — Shenandoah, Iowa
Founded Lloyd LaboratoriesMap (db m87669) HM
47 Iowa, Page County, Shenandoah — War Memorial
To honor all those who have fought in a foreign warMap (db m87825) WM
48 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 Sycamore . . . Map (db m87572) HM
49 Iowa, Page County, Shenandoah — Women's Christian Temperance Union Fountain — 1912 — Iowa Historic Site —
. . . Map (db m87720) HM
50 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 • James O. . . . Map (db m87823) WM
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Jun. 6, 2023