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By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2015
Veterans Memorial
Iowa (Union County), Afton — Veterans Memorial

Dedicated to the Defenders of Democracy — Map (db m86820) HM

Iowa (Union County), Creston — Barber Shop

[Excerpt from marker giving specific history] 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 . . . — Map (db m86875) HM

Iowa (Union County), Creston — Barn

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 . . . — Map (db m86871) HM

Iowa (Union County), Creston — Burlington Route NE-10 Waycar #13513

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

Iowa (Union County), Creston — Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad Depot

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

Iowa (Union County), Creston — Civil War Memorial 1861 - 1865

In memory of Our Country's Defenders — Map (db m86886) WM

Iowa (Union County), Creston — Creston Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial POW MIA Freedom Isn't Free

POW's Remembered

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 . . . — Map (db m87038) WM

Iowa (Union County), Creston — Depot, Caboose and Signal tower

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 . . . — Map (db m86874) HM

Iowa (Union County), Creston — Graceland Cemetery

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 . . . — Map (db m87093) HM

Iowa (Union County), Creston — Lincoln No. 5 School

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

Iowa (Union County), Creston — Log Cabin

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 . . . — Map (db m86878) HM

Iowa (Union County), Creston — Phillips 66 Gasoline Station Creston and Union County Visitor's Information Center

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

Iowa (Union County), Creston — Veterans Memorial

Dedicated to all veterans who served our nation at the time of war and peace

[Dedicated] May 29, 2000 — Map (db m86866) WM

Iowa (Union County), Creston — Veterans Memorial

On fame's eternal camping ground their silent tents are spread, and glory guards, with solemn round, the bivouac of the dead.

Erected May 1961 — Map (db m87109) WM

Iowa (Union County), Creston — Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Dedicated to all Vietnam Veterans

Thank You for your service — Map (db m86882) WM

Iowa (Union County), Talmage — Mt. Pisgah – Mormon Pioneer Way Station/Chief Pied Riche Tells the Spirit of Mt. Pisgah
(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
Iowa (Union County), Thayer — Mt. Pisgah 1846
Site of the first white settlement in Union County — Map (db m78082) HM

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