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With the assistance of Senator James Harlan, the War Department authorized a military training camp at Mount Pleasant in October of 1861. The first recruits began arriving that September at Camp Harlan, which was designated as a cavalry training p…
Fort Atkinson was founded in 1840 as a temporary post to keep the Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) Indians west of the Mississippi River on the land known as the Neutral Ground after their removal from Wisconsin. The Neutral Ground was intended for exclusive …
Beginning in February of 1846, the vanguard of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) struggled across southern Iowa on the way to their "New Zion" in the Rocky Mountains. The trek from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Kanesville (Coun…
May We Never Forget The Service in Wars Past POW-MIA Anthony Wayne
Dedicated to Wayne County Soldiers of Three Wars The Defenders of Our Union 1861 - 1865 G.A.R. Emblem Spanish-American War 1898 - 1901 The World War 1917 - 1918
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Brig Gen Francis Drake The First USS Iowa ———————— Gold Star for the Fallen ———————— Thank You Veterans
Erected July 1, 1869 Bronze Tablets Added to Monument 1927 by Woman's Relief Corps
Albert I. Lodwick (pictured at the top of the mural) was born in Mystic, Iowa on March 4, 1904. On July 10, 1938, due in large part to Albert Lodwick's organizational skills as his flight operations manager, Howard Hughes set a record by completin…
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…
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