Homer the Mammoth given by Sterling McLaren. It is accompanied by several ice age fossils that came from the gravel pit north of town.
The story of Manti (the first town founded in Fremont County) is tied to the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church).
Although our area had been organized into townships before 1870, Manti was the only village or town that existed in eastern Fremont County as of 1869.
With the coming of the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in 1870, the site that became Shenandoah was transformed from the fly infested grassy bottomland on D.S. Priest’s farm into a town.
Southwestern Iowa is a prime location for nurseries due to its fertile soil, river drainage and ample growing season. By the 1870s several small nurseries were growing staples (such as hedge plans and fruit trees) for pioneer farms in Page and Fremont counties
Radio played a major part in the history of Shenandoah. Once called "Radio City", Shenandoah continues to provide entertainment.
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