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Eddyville Historic Site / Marker image, Touch for more information
By Benjamin M. Snyder, April 25, 2015
Eddyville Historic Site / Marker
Iowa (Wapello County), Eddyville — Chief Hard Fish / Eddyville Historic Site Marker
Indian Village Centenary of Chief Hard Fish Dedicated 1937 — Map (db m82778) HM
Iowa (Wapello County), Eddyville — Curtis King Civil War - Iowa - Wapello Co.
U.S. muster rolls record him at age 80 as oldest man serving in Union army. — Map (db m80925) HM
Iowa (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 . . . — Map (db m90314) HM

Iowa (Wapello County), Eldon — Charles M. Martin Rock 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
Iowa (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 . . . — Map (db m90298) HM

Iowa (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

Iowa (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 . . . — Map (db m90309) HM

Iowa (Wapello County), Eldon — J P Strother Eldon 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

Iowa (Wapello County), Eldon — McHaffey Opera House

has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m90274) HM

Iowa (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

Iowa (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

Iowa (Wapello County), Eldon — Veterans Memorial All 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 . . . — Map (db m90302) HM

Iowa (Wapello County), Ottumwa — Civil War Memorial

To Heroic Sons

[Bas Relief Panel Titles] Going to War

Battle

Death

Reconstruction — Map (db m90239) WM

Iowa (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. Kearny — Map (db m84096) HM
Iowa (Wapello County), Ottumwa — Ottumwa Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial Never Forget Thank You Veterans Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II

Gold Star for the Fallen —————————— Tuskegee Airmen —————————— Ottumwa Naval Air Station . . . — Map (db m90272) WM

Iowa (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 States — Map (db m90271) WM


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