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Surf Ballroom image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., October 1, 2015
Surf Ballroom
Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Buddy Holly • Ritchie Valens • J. P. Richardson — In Memory Of Rock 'N Roll Legends — Their Music Lives On

The above legends played their last concert at the Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa, on February 2, 1959. Their earthly life tragically ended in a plane crash 5.2 miles northwest of the Mason City Airport. February 3, . . . — Map (db m89468) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Civil War Memorial

In memory of Tom Howard Post No. 101 and All Union Soldiers of the Civil War 1861 - 1865 — Map (db m89498) WM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Clear Lake in the Civil War

The 32nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry Mustered in on October 6, 1862, the 32nd Iowa Volunteer Infantry would see service in the western theater of the Civil War. Organized in Dubuque, Iowa, the infantry unit originally consisted of 930 men who . . . — Map (db m89526) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Clear Lake in the Civil War

G.A.R. Post No. 101 - Clear Lake, Iowa The Tom Howard Post, No. 101, of the Grand Army of the Republic, was organized Oct. 15, 1872 with the name in honor of Lieut. Thomas Howard of the 32nd Iowa. He was a gallant soldier from Clear Lake, . . . — Map (db m89528) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Iowa and the Battle of Pleasant Hill

The Battle of Pleasant Hill

The Battle of Pleasant Hill can be considered as day two of the Battle of Mansfield, or Sabine Cross Roads. Due to the single, narrow road available for advance the Union Army, consisting of infantry, cavalry . . . — Map (db m89504) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Surf Ballroom

Built in 1948 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior September 16, 2011 — Map (db m89467) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Vietnam Veterans Memorial — All gave some..... Some gave all.

In memory of those who served and gave their lives in the Vietnam Conflict ———————— Died in Service John H. Wrisberg, III January 16, 1968 . . . — Map (db m89483) WM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Civil War Memorial

Pleasant Hill, La. O. A. Wilson, Co. B. 32d Iowa, Died of wounds received at Pleasant Hill, La. 1864.

Samuel Robins, Co. B. 32d Iowa, Killed by a falling building at Eastpoint, Miss. Jan. 22, 1865.

Lieut. W. C. . . . — Map (db m89718) HM WM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Cronin-Dexter Camp No. 28 United Spanish War Veterans — Dedicated to

who volunteered their services and gave their lives in the War of 1898 — Map (db m89675) WM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Dr. George C. and Eleanor Stockman House — Iowa Historic Site

Frank Lloyd Wright 1908

Prairie School Architecture In Mason City

This Property is Listed in The National Register of Historic Places

U.S. Department of [the] Interior — Map (db m89571) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Mason City Area Veterans Monument — • Unseen • Unheard • Unwavering • United •

To all veterans that have served during peacetime and conflicts in the Armed Forces of the United States.

To the mothers, fathers, and families whose sons and daughters have made the supreme sacrifice.

To those veterans who still suffer . . . — Map (db m89704) WM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Mason City Public Library — 1903 — Iowa Historic Site

This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places — Map (db m89574) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Railroad Development in Mason City — Steam Era, 1869 - 1955

[Left Panel] Steam railroad history began in 1869 for Mason City when the McGregor & Missouri River Rwy laid track from Nora Springs to Clear Lake and became part of the effort to link Chicago with South Dakota, and in 1870-71 when the . . . — Map (db m89655) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Replica of the Statue of Liberty
With the faith and courage of their forefathers who made possible the freedom of these United States The Boy Scouts of America dedicate this replica of the Statue of Liberty as a pledge of everlasting fidelity and loyalty . . . — Map (db m89676) HM
Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — The Historic Park Inn Hotel and City National Bank

Frank Lloyd Wright 1910

This property has benn placed on the

National Register of Historic Places

by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m89586) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — The Minneapolis & St. Louis R.R. #457 — "Rotary Cannonball"

Minneapolis & St. Louis #457 History 1912 American Locomotive Company of Schenectady, N.Y. built the 457 for the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railroad at a cost of $18,456.03. The Consolidation type locomotive served 38 years for the M&StL, . . . — Map (db m89634) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Veterans Memorial

In memory of those who fought and served honorably to keep our United States free

Memorial Day of 1984 — Map (db m89710) WM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — Vietnam War Memorial

These doors turning with the wind, once flew in Vietnam. They now host the names & towns of those from Mason City and surrounding counties who died in in [sic] an ungrateful war. You've never really died if you are remembered. These names will . . . — Map (db m89533) WM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Mason City — World War Memorial

Dedicated to the memory of the men who entered the service of their country from Cerro Gordo County and who gave their lives in the World War

[Dedicated] June 24, 1934 . . . — Map (db m89729) HM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Swaledale — Veterans Memorial — Lest We Forget

In memory of our courageous men and women who have served in the Armed Forces of our country.

Swaledale Centennial 1892 – 1992 — Map (db m89466) WM

Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Thornton — Veterans Memorial

In honor and memory of all men and women who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

This memorial is not to honor war, but to show the price of peace lest future generations forget the sacrifice made to . . . — Map (db m89465) WM


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