The first telephone exchange in Marceline was built about 1896. Four years after it went into operation, it was purchased by the Western Telephone Company of Princeton, Missouri. Ira B. Hyde and his sons, Arthur and Ben, owned a substantial part of the Western Telephone Company and were actively engaged in managing the company.… > More >
Army Air Corps, WWI – pilot
Henry was in the Aviation Service in WWI. He fought in Europe and was rumored to have flown through the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. After the war he was married to Myrl Walters of Marceline and they had three children, Henry George, Charles, and Jo Anne (Campbell). While … > More >
US Army, 1987-2014
Todd Pollard was born May 7, 1967, at Ft Leonard Wood, MO. He enlisted in the Army in February 1987. Attending Basic Training at Ft. Jackson, SC and Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Belvoir, VA. Upon graduation he was assigned to the 517″ Engineer Detachment, V Corps in Frankfurt, Germany serving as … > More >
Michael Anthony Owen was born in Kansas City to George D Owen and Anna Sonich Owen on October 13, 1940. He attended Kansas City schools graduating from Rockhurst High School and was appointed to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, graduating in 1963. He then received his appointment to
Naval Air training … > More >
In the spring of 1887 the Claiborn Fox Jackson family came to a place in Linn County which later was named Marceline.
This family consisted of Claiborn, the father; Laura Bell, the mother; a daughter, Etta; a daughter, Sarah Ann; a son, James William; who is still living in Marceline.
For a brief time … > More >
The early days of the “Magic City” (as our town was called) were marked by excessive unlawfulness. Fights, murders and thievery being in the headlines as did incendiary fires which did a lot to make our early history black. If a Saturday night passed without two or three fist fights on main street ending up … > More >
EVENTS THAT WILL BE CONTINUOUS DURING THE JUBILEE
June 29 – July 4.
- Jubilee House – at corner of Howell and Kansas Avenue. Decorated with antiques in the manner of a house of 1888.
- Nike Missile – at the corner of Howell and Kansas Avenue. Modern technology at its most destructive force.
- Agriculture Display –
The citizens of Marceline have been concerned over the years about the loss of population and economic decline of Linn County. Marceline, being the second largest town in the County and wishing to preserve its identity, has teamed up with Linn County for Rural Areas Development.
The Rural Areas Development Program is a new concept … > More >
The luxurious Odd Fellows Lodge building was dedicated September 20, 1915. The lodge had previously occupied the old miners’ hall which was located at the corner of Kansas Avenue at Gracia Street. At that time the lodge was moved from the miners’ hall to its present building.
The I. O. O. F. building here is … > More >