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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 Hi…
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 daughter. Their plac…
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.
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 whenever and
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 1930s Wood's new pain…
"I want to reach everyday people, not just the art critics of the world."
Grant Devolson Wood was born on February 13, 1891 on a farm near Anamosa, Iowa. From a young age Wood wanted to be an artist. He made his first dra…
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
Chicago Rock Island &…
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 State Lim…
has been listed in the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
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 bein…