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Marshall County History

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Coordinated by Michelle Roseburrough, Marshalltown Historical Society, we will cover three unique topics to gain an appreciation of our past. Session 1: The Fascinating Story of the Riverside Cemetery. Dorie Tamman will cover highlights of the 156 years of cemetery history, how it came to be, and how it grew, particularly after the hiring of Sam Rubee, who was superintendent at Riverside for over 50 years, who designed and platted the grounds and developed the lake. She will also cover some of the interesting people buried at Riverside. They include founding fathers, some wonderfully progressive women, Civil War heroes, former slaves, a murdered bootlegger, self-made millionaires, victims of epidemics, and some unknown folks who had fascinating stories. 
Session 2: How the Railroads and the Lincoln Highway Shaped Marshalltown. Hear the amazing story of how Marshalltown, a center of business and industry for mor tha a hundred years, was shaped in large part by the early railroads, and how the creation of a national coast to coast road, the Lincoln Highway, brought Marshall County squarely into the modern era following the turn of the 20th Century. We will hear how the business of transproting manufactured goods and farm products used the changing

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Iowa Valley Continuing Education

Varied Instructor 



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Sunday, October 20, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/21/2019 - 11/4/2019 Weekly - Mon 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Marshalltown, Iowa Valley Continuing Education  Map, Room: 803 Board Room Varied Instructor