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Iowa Civil War Monuments|
Pottawattamie County: Avoca
GPS Coordinates: 41.477766 by -95.339183
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The first three photos are of a 3.67” Army Parrott rifle. It was cast at the West Point Foundry in 1861. The second cannon is a 105mm Japanese Type 91 Howitzer. The third cannon is a US 37mm M3 - a WWII anti-tank gun used in the early part fo the war - 20,000 were made from 1939-1943. Thanks to Tom Batha for identification of the latter two. These cannons are in a nice location just north of the Avoca business district on Crocker and High streets. The area has been remodeled into a Veteran's Memorial. A carriage was built for the Civil War cannon. Thank you to Richard Hickman for the photos of this cannon - they were taken 10/6/12.- the photos of the others and the Veteran's Monument were taken 5/18/13.