Historical Record Marker, rural Sheldon, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 43° 11.182 W 095° 45.756
15T E 275501 N 4785216
Quick Description: This Iowa historical marker is found on a rock along Hwy. 18 a few miles east of Sheldon.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 2/16/2011 4:39:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMAR5K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
Views: 3

Long Description:
This Iowa historical marker is found on a rock along Hwy. 18 just east of Sheldon. A road sign points to the marker for the driver’s ease of finding it. It is located on the N.E. corner of Hwy. 18 and Olive Avenue.

Historical Record: On May 26, 1861 – four young pioneers from eastern Iowa, traveling in a prairie schooner, located the government survey marker at this corner, from which, with the aid of a compass and a rag tied around their wagon wheel located the unbroken prairie, other section corners, and their following homesteads:

Rolland H. Cook, N.W. ¼ sec. 2 Carroll TWP.
Augustus Herrick, N.E. ¼ sec. 12 Carroll TWP
Chas. A. Toothaker, N.W. ¼ sec. 12 Carroll TWP
James McFarland, N.W. ¼ sec. 32 Carroll TWP

In grateful remembrance is this memorial erected by their sons.
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