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Iowa is fortunate to have many local organizations, state owned museums and historical sites working together to preserve the history of the state of Iowa.
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Iowa Historical MarkersHowe Cabin - Spirit Lake, IA

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The family of Joel Howe and his wife and six children were murdered in the Spirit Lake massacre.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 5/13/2011

last visited: 6/27/2017

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Iowa Historical MarkersOriginal site of Ft. Defiance, Spirit Lake, IA

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This historical marker tells about Ft. Defiance, a stockade to protect area settlers from Indian attacks.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 5/13/2011

last visited: never

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Iowa Historical MarkersSite of Stockade Marker, Spirit Lake, IA

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This was the location of the old stockade where upwards of forty families sought shelter from the Indians.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 5/13/2011

last visited: 9/30/2019

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Iowa Historical MarkersMattock Cabin - Arnolds Park, IA

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The cabin, where James Mattock, his wife, five children, and Mr. Robert Madison lived, was destroyed and the people burned within by Inkpadutah of the Sioux tribe.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 5/13/2011

last visited: 7/4/2019

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Iowa Historical MarkersMarble Cabin Marker, Spirit Lake, IA

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Mr. Marble was murdered at this site and his wife was taken hostage during the Spirit Lake massacre.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 5/13/2011

last visited: 8/14/2017

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Iowa Historical MarkersKate Shelley Historical Marker – Ogden, IA

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This historical plaque on a base of granite recalls the heroism of a young girl who saved many lives by stopping a passenger train before it would have met a terrible fate.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 5/3/2011

last visited: never

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Iowa Historical MarkersInkpaduta’s Campsite Historical Marker, rural Smithland, IA

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This historical marker tells about the Sioux encampment that took place in this area before the infamous Spirit Lake Massacre.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 5/1/2011

last visited: never

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Iowa Historical MarkersCelebrate Our State: Iowa 150th Historic Marker – Varina, IA

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This historical marker commemorates Iowa’s 150th birthday by sharing the town’s history in this little green space across from Varina’s post office.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 4/23/2011

last visited: never

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Iowa Historical MarkersBuilt for a Lifetime of Service Historical Marker – Correctionville, IA

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This historical marker stands outside this two story brick schoolhouse, the oldest brick school in Woodbury County and the third oldest in the state.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 4/23/2011

last visited: 9/17/2018

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Iowa Historical MarkersProfiting from Cross-Country Travel Historical Marker – Correctionville, IA

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This historical sign tells about the significance of Route 20 and the business generated by traffic taking this route through Iowa.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 4/20/2011

last visited: never

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Iowa Historical MarkersAkron’s History Begins Here – Akron, IA

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This historical marker is found at the site of the old mill and dam on the Big Sioux River.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 4/19/2011

last visited: never

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Iowa Historical MarkersSioux County Historical Marker – Hawarden, IA

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South of the town of Hawarden is a historical plaque on a Sioux quartzite boulder that tells about the founding of this territory.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 4/19/2011

last visited: never

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Iowa Historical MarkersSpirit of Siouxland Historical Marker, Sioux City, IA

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This marker commemorates one of the most memorable disasters in this city’s history.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 3/18/2011

last visited: 9/4/2015

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Iowa Historical MarkersTown of Emmetsburg Historical Marker, rural Emmetsburg, IA

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This historical marker tells about the original town of Emmetsburg.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 3/18/2011

last visited: 11/10/2012

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Iowa Historical MarkersPacific Short Line Bridge Historical Marker, Sioux City, IA

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This historical marker is found in Chris Larsen Park near the Missouri River where the former bridge once stood.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 3/18/2011

last visited: 12/15/2016

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Iowa Historical MarkersHistorical Record Marker, rural Sheldon, IA

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This Iowa historical marker is found on a rock along Hwy. 18 a few miles east of Sheldon.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 2/20/2011

last visited: 8/3/2017

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Iowa Historical MarkersAbbie Gardner State Historic Site, Arnolds Park, IA

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This historical marker is found on the face of the granite obelisk at the Abbie Gardner State Historic Site in Arnolds Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 2/20/2011

last visited: 7/4/2019

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Iowa Historical MarkersRubber Tires on Tractors

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There are three plaques highlighting the introduction of rubber tires for tractors, one in Cassville, Wisconsin, one in Orlando, Florida, and this one here in Rock Valley, IA. This historical plaque is right in our neighborhood.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama

location: Iowa

date approved: 11/16/2010

last visited: 10/23/2011

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Iowa Historical MarkersSam Cody Gravesite – Long Grove, IA

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A fall from a horse was fatal for Buffalo Bills brother.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Iowa

date approved: 9/22/2010

last visited: 11/28/2021

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Iowa Historical MarkersBuffalo Bill Cody birthplace - Le Clair, IA

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A tilled field is all that's left of where Buffalo Bill Cody was born.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Iowa

date approved: 9/22/2010

last visited: 10/28/2013

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Iowa Historical MarkersFirst Chiropractic Adjustment – Davenport, Iowa

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This Marker is where the first chiropractic adjustment occurred in 1895.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Iowa

date approved: 9/9/2010

last visited: 4/24/2021

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Iowa Historical MarkersMormon Handcart Brigade Camp – 1856

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One of the stopping points for the Mormons traveling to Utah.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Iowa

date approved: 9/9/2010

last visited: 7/28/2021

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Iowa Historical MarkersFirst White Settler - Lynn County, Iowa

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Location of the Lynn County's first white settler.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Iowa

date approved: 9/9/2010

last visited: 1/9/2022

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Iowa Historical MarkersMississippi Valley Overlook

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A two-side Marker that tells the story of the geology of this area and how it was created.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose

location: Iowa

date approved: 9/9/2010

last visited: 6/1/2020

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Iowa Historical MarkersFirst Permanent Jewish House of Worship in Iowa, Keokuk, Iowa.

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This plaque marks the first Jewish Synagouge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gladtobehere

location: Iowa

date approved: 6/11/2010

last visited: 1/15/2012

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