Friday, December 19, 2008

And the town name will be...


J.F. Colborn was a member of a town company organized to establish a new town -- and he name it for his wife, Iola.

The first tall monument at the Iola Cemetery (U.S. 54, west end of town) is a tribute to the town's namesake.

As it states, the plaque was made possible by gifts from school children and was dedicated in 1964.

In the second picture you'll see the gravestone indicating where Iola and J.F. Colborn were buried.

To meet Iola, is to "Get Kansas!"

KE #2 Marci Penner

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