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Near Clear Lake in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Buddy Holly Crash Site

 
 
Buddy Holly Crash Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 21, 2019
1. Buddy Holly Crash Site Marker
Inscription.  

Buddy Holly
Ritchie Valens
Big Bopper

2-3-59

Coral
Peggy Sue

Mercury
Chantilly Lace

Del Fi
Donna

Roger Peterson

Feb 3, 1959

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersEntertainment.
 
Location. 43° 13.222′ N, 93° 22.885′ W. Marker is near Clear Lake, Iowa, in Cerro Gordo County. Marker is on Gull Ave near 315th St. Park at the crossroads and walk into the field .4 miles on a grass path between a field and a fence. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clear Lake IA 50428, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Three Stars Plaza (approx. 5.6 miles away); Surf Ballroom (approx. 5.6 miles away); Buddy Holly • Ritchie Valens • J. P. Richardson (approx. 5.6 miles away); Clear Lake Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.7 miles away); Clear Lake in the Civil War (approx. 5.9 miles away); a different marker also named Clear Lake in the Civil War
Buddy Holly Crash Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 21, 2019
2. Buddy Holly Crash Site Marker
(approx. 5.9 miles away); Iowa and the Battle of Pleasant Hill (approx. 5.9 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clear Lake.
 
Buddy Holly Crash Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 21, 2019
3. Buddy Holly Crash Site Marker
Entrance to the Crash Site. image. Click for full size.
By Ruth VanSteenwyk, April 21, 2019
4. Entrance to the Crash Site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 29, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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