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Greene County’s “Fountain of Youth” at Eagle Mineral Springs

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Mary Weaver ProfileMary Weaver, a Greene County Historical Society member from rural Rippey, takes us back to her home area’s Eagle Mineral Springs, which produced water so rejuvenating that the springs were regarded as Greene County’s “Fountain of Youth.” They were located between Rippey and Angus in the southeast corner of the county.

Weaver, who writes the “Hearth & Home” column on this website, is fascinated by the folk history of the area and is an exceptional storyteller.

The program on Friday, Nov. 5, in Scranton at the United Methodist Church, will be preceded at 12 noon by lunch, which will cost $8 for members of the historical society or $10 for others.

Historical society members should RSVP to our community contacts by Tuesday, Nov. 2. Those are: Dawn Rudolph, Scranton, 515-370-5605; Janice Gilley, Grand Junction, 515-738-2642; Marilynn Hoskinson, Jefferson, 515-386-3490; Virginia Carlson, Paton, 515-386-2401; Nancy Wessling, Churdan, 515-389-3325; Stephen & Bette Molle, Cooper, 515-386-3822, and Mary Weaver, Rippey, 515-360-8046.  Others from the public are welcome for lunch, too, and they should reserve their places by calling program chairperson Margaret Hamilton in Jefferson at 515-386-4408.

The program, which will start about 12:45 p.m. is free and all are welcome.


November 5
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Scranton United Methodist Church
1000 Lincoln
Scranton, IA
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