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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1SFN_general-frederick-funston_Iola-KS.html
This tablet placed by the Frederick Funston Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Humboldt, Kansas 1928
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1KQZ_south-jefferson-avenue-businesses_Iola-KS.html
[Top photo caption reads] This photo was taken looking north on Jefferson Avenue. The building on the corner was the 2nd building for the Allen County Courthouse in Iola. Notice the brick streets. Iola housed numerous brick plants during this per…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1KQY_iola-kiosk_Iola-KS.html
This 1907 picture of the old Iola Kiosk, located on the southeast corner of the courthouse lawn, displayed weather data for many years and was also used as a town bulletin board. The structure contained about 3,300 pounds of cast iron and about 25…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1KQW_east-madison-avenue-businesses_Iola-KS.html
[Top photo caption reads] This picture was taken in the early 50's looking east from the Madison Avenue and South Street intersection. Businesses on the block at that time were Cooksey Drug, JC Penney Co., Hoover Drug, Dr. Philip W. Waugh, Copeni…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1KQV_a-w-beck_Iola-KS.html
A.W. Beck was responsible for the development of the buildings on east Madison from Jefferson to South Avenues (viewed on the other side of this sign). Mr. Beck was an instrumental business leader from 1870 to 1928. He brought many new ideas and b…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1KQE_george-a-bowlus_Iola-KS.html
George A. Bowlus started the Bank of Allen County which was the second bank in Iola, located on this block between South Street and Washington Avenue. George was one of several business men who was instrumental in paying for the trolley tracks tha…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1KQB_madison-avenue-and-the-allen-county-courthouse_Iola-KS.html
[Top photo caption reads] This picture was taken standing in the intersection of South Street & Madison Avenue, looking west. Notice all the different forms of transportation represented in the picture: walking, bicycle, cars, tracks from former …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1KQA_major-general-frederick-funston_Iola-KS.html
Frederick Funston was born in Ohio and moved to Kansas with his parents in the spring of 1868 at the age of 2. Nicknamed "Fearless Freddy," he was of slight build - be sure to check out the life size statue in front of the Funston Home and Museum …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1KQ9_nimrod-hankins_Iola-KS.html
Nimrod Hankins came to Cofachique, Allen County's first settlement and county seat, in 1855 when KS was still a territory. Enlisted into Company E the 9th KS Calvary [sic - Cavalry] when the Civil War broke out and rose to the rank of 1st Lieutena…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1KQ5_intersection-of-madison-and-washington_Iola-KS.html
[Top photo caption reads] This photo was taken in 1910 when the Ringling Bros. Circus performers and animals paraded around town. At that time, the circus drew a huge crowd. [Bottom photo caption reads] This is the intersection of Madison and W…
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