Iola and Colony: Kansas Roots

Max is from Southeast Kansas--born in Colony, about 12 miles north of Iola.
Max's grandparents Yoho are buried in the Iola cemetery. When we are in the area we visit both places.

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Union soldier memorial
grave of "Granny" Cowden
Max's grandpaarents Yoho
Monument to Union soldiers, Iola Cemetery.

Gravestone for "Granny" Cowden --U.S. Army nurse  in the Civil War.

Max's cousin installed a new urn for Grandparents Yoho graves.
Colony intersection
downtown squeeze-space
Max in downtown Colony
A corner in downtown Colony.
As a boy Max could squeeze into this space between buildings. Max faces Broad St., the main street through Colony.

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All photos © 1999 by Carol Yoho
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