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Henry County Heritage Trust-Old Main

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Hidden : 3/27/2011
In Iowa, United States
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is placed by Henry County Heritage Trust, a group that has dedicated itself to the preservation of history in Henry County. This is one of the many cache sites they have placed to educate the general public on the little known details of the history surrounding the area.

First College West of the Mississippi

Founded in 1842, Iowa Wesleyan College is claimed to be the first college established west of the Mississippi River. This is disputable, but it is the oldest college in Iowa. Sponsored by the Methodist Church, it was first known as Mount Pleasant Collegiate Institute. In 1849, it was renamed Iowa Wesleyan University, and then became Iowa Wesleyan College in 1911. The Old Pioneer building where the James Harlan Chapter DAR marker was mounted in 1926 has been in continual use since 1845. Gold-domed Old Main was added to the campus in the 1850s. The DAR marker is located in the northern section of Mount Pleasant in Henry County.

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Found it 186     Didn't find it 8     Write note 5     Publish Listing 1     Needs Maintenance 2     Owner Maintenance 1     

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Last Updated: on 10/23/2017 5:43:53 PM Pacific Daylight Time (12:43 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum

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