Centered around the two communities of Iola and Humboldt, Allen County hosts a variety of activities for young and old alike, and a number of festivals are hosted for everyone to enjoy.
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Riverside School, located in the Museum complex, is the replica of a one room country school complete with furnishings. It also houses a large collection from Lewis howland of iron toys. There are many pictures and albums, and an abundance of genealogy sources:Humboldt, KS Historic Schoolhouses
Built of limestone, this two story structure opened in 1869, only eight years after Kansas became a state. The prisoners were confined in cells on the bottom floor, while the second floor was used by the jailer and his family as living quarters. It is listed on theIola, KS Pioneer History
This stone marker memorializes the site where a Confederate soldier was shot during the burning of Humboldt in October 1861. This is just one of 12 sites in Humboldt's Civil War Tour. Free brochures, with map, for this self-guided tour can be obtained 24 hours a day at Johnson's General Store on 9Humboldt, KS Tours
In 1923 Mr. and Mrs. Russell Stover began a candy business at their home in Denver Colorado, although the candy was originally marketed as 'Mrs. Stover's Candies'. The factory offers a full line of "Only the Finest" Russell Stover Candies including our "First Quality"Iola, KS Outlets