A boy was often hired by the barber to give shoe shines while his customers waited. The shoe shine stand in the back of the barber shop was originally in the old Creston depot. It belonged to Arthur Rice who was known for the shines he gave to the . . . — — Map (db m86875) HM
The barn was originally built in 1896 by a Civil War veteran of Union Co. named William Harris, called Uncle Billy Harris by many. It was made of cottonwood trees milled at the Union County sawmill located on Grand River in the eastern part of the . . . — — Map (db m86871) HM
In the time after the stock market crash of 1929, the Burlington decided to build a new set of steel waycars to assist in replacing older, wooden waycars in mainline service between Chicago and Denver. Between February and April 1930, 25 . . . — — Map (db m86890) HM
Built in 1899, the depot was designed by famed Chicago architects, David Burnham and John Welborn Root. It contained a passenger waiting area, ticket office, lunch counter, baggage room, and offices for the C. B. & Q. Railroad's main Creston . . . — — Map (db m86868) HM
H. Wayne Jackson Ed Martin Malcolm Amos Marshall Johnson Donavan Waller Amos W. Ames Donald Decker Howard Lowe Eldon Haynes Marion Sassell Roy Kralik James McGrath Lee Hazen Giles Ripperger Robert . . . — — Map (db m87038) WM
Burlington Northern Railroad donated the depot, caboose and signal tower to the complex. The depot was originally in Lucas, Iowa and later moved to Brooks, Iowa to our west. It was not uncommon to move buildings such as this on flat cars to other . . . — — Map (db m86874) HM
The first cemetery located at Cherry and Ringgold Streets was organized by a Creston Cemetery Ass'n August 1, 1874
and abandoned in 1880.
Graceland Cemetery was opened in 1881. The first burial was February 2, 1881. All bodies and stones from . . . — — Map (db m87093) HM
This school was originally located NE of Creston in Lincoln township. It was built in 1872 and was operated until closing in 1966 due to a reo[r]ganization of schools mandated by State law. It was then purchased by the Union County Historical . . . — — Map (db m86872) HM
This log cabin was originally located northeast of Creston in Lincoln township. The cabin was built by the Emhoff family sometime after the land was purchased in 1855. The family started adding rooms as their 9 children were being born. This cabin . . . — — Map (db m86878) HM
Frank Phillips always had a warm spot in his heart for Creston. When the town observed its 75th anniversary in 1947, he remarked, "In my opinion there is no place like the home plate, which is Creston to me."
Frank & Jane Phillips visited . . . — — Map (db m87045) HM
(front of main marker)
Mt. Pisgah - Mormon Pioneer Way Station
Between 300 and 400 Mormon pioneers perished here from 1846 to 1852. Having been driven from their homes by armed mobs, they stopped here on their westward trek, named it . . . — — Map (db m20995) HM