Historical Marker Series

Iowa: State Historical Society of Iowa

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www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMFE5_historic-northern-iowa-carrie-lane-chapman-catt-1859-1947_Northwood-IA.html
Side A Northern Iowa landforms result from the action of 3 separate glacial ice sheets. Clear Lake, south of here, is one of the many Iowa lakes formed by glacial action. Pilot Knob, a glacially formed hill west of here, is one of highest points in norther…
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Marker Front:The fork of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers was recognized as an ideal site a military post as early 1834. Fort Des Moines was established in 1843, but was abandoned in 1846 following the treaty whereby the Sauk and Mesquakie Indians relinqui…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMM1B_historic-des-moines-noted-des-moines-residents_Mitchellville-IA.html
Marker Front:The fork of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers was recognized as an ideal site a military post as early 1834. Fort Des Moines was established in 1843, but was abandoned in 1846 following the treaty whereby the Sauk and Mesquakie Indians relinqui…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMM3M_james-harlan_Mt-Pleasant-IA.html
Harlan moved to Iowa in 1845, and was elected state superintendent of public instruction two years later. He became President of Iowa Wesleyan University in 1853, and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1855. After winning a second term, President Abraham Lin…
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Marion Crandell was the first American woman to die in the war zone during World War I. She was born in Cedar Rapids, but spent several years in France, where she attended the Sorbonne University. In 1916 she came to Davenport as a teacher at St. Katherine'…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMM5P_samuel-jordan-kirkwood_Coralville-IA.html
Kirkwood is the only Iowan to serve as governor, U.S. senator and as a cabinet member. He came to Iowa in 1855 to operate a grist mill in this vicinity. Elected governor in 1859 as a Republican, Kirkwood administered he office with forcefulness and ability …
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Marker Front:The Council Bluffs area was the scene of such important events in Iowa history as the explorations of Lewis and Clark, the Mormon Trail, the Missouri River steamboat traffic and the railroad industry. Francois Guittar established the first whit…
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Marker Front:The Council Bluffs area was the scene of such important events in Iowa history as the explorations of Lewis and Clark, the Mormon Trail, the Missouri River steamboat traffic and the railroad industry. Francois Guittar established the first whit…
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Marker Front:The Amana Colonies consist of about 1,500 people living in seven villages and owning 25,000 acres of Iowa land. Born of religious enthusiasm, this unique brotherhood was founded in Germany in 1714 as the Community of True Inspiration in protest…
www.historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMMBD_hoover-historic-site-hoovers-west-branch_Tiffin-IA.html
Marker Front:The Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, located in nearby West Branch, honors a distinguished son of Iowa, citizen of the world, and the 31st president of the United States. Established in 1965, the Site's foundations were laid earlier when …
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