Down Memory Lane
The Singmaster House in Keota is one of 11 Washington County historical sites that will be open to visitors from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9. The home belonged to a member of the Singmaster family. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the best draft horses that could be bought in the United States were developed by the Singmasters. For more information about the Singmaster site, call Marge Koehler at 641-636-3001.
The other sites that will be open are Blair House, Conger House, DAR Cabin, F Troop Museum, Smith Creek School, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Walnut School and Red Brick School.
Other historic sites may be available to view. To see the Rubio Train Depot in Rubio, call Connie Hartnell at 319-456-3959. To see Grace Hill Moravian Church contact Fritz Engel at 319-461-3685.
For more information about the open houses, contact Carlton Mangold at 319-653-3646.