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Plymouth County: Kingsley
GPS Coordinates: 42.596550 by -95.965316
Cannon in Cemetery and Freedom Rock
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There is a 12 pounder bronze Napoleon, M1857 in the Kingsley cemetery. The dedication was in 1912. The cannon mount was breaking up and a new carriage of PVC was installed in 2015. The new setting is very attractive. The cemetery location is north of Kingsley on Main Street. Thank you to Roy Linn for the photos of the cannon and inscription. There is also a photo with the old cannon mount taken 4/23/08.
A Freedom Rock was placed in Kingsley with one side showing the first county resident who died in the Civil War and the most recent soldier who lost his life in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Civil War soldier was Private Isaac Gripp of the 29th Iowa Infantry Regiment and Corporal Chad Groepper in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Rock is located east of the Kingsley business district at the Community Center. It was painted by Ray "Bubba' Sorensen. The photo was taken 9/26/21.