Historical marker unveiled
Sign commemorates train depot in Iola
The Iola and Northern Railway Depot No. 66, located at 205 Depot St., marks the spot of Iola Historic Marker No. 14.
The Iola Historical society unveiled and dedicated the sign Saturday, Aug. 24.
Built in 1894, the depot served the community until rail service ceased in 1958.
The depot remains in its original location and is a centerpiece of the Iola Historical Society’s collection of historic buildings and museums.
Celebrating its 125th anniversary, the history of the depot will be permanently etched in the marker.
The historic marker program was started in 2009.
It serves as an educational outreach for the historical society beyond its nucleus of buildings on Depot Street.
“The markers are a visual reminder and permanent historical record of some of the amazing history of the area, educating both residents and visitors,” said Greg Loescher, with the historical society. “They will be in place for many decades, thus over time becoming historic in themselves.”
For more information, visit www.iolahistoricalsociety.org.