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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

 
Clickable Map of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Cerro Gordo County, IA (32) Butler County, IA (1) Floyd County, IA (8) Franklin County, IA (4) Hancock County, IA (2) Mitchell County, IA (5) Winnebago County, IA (5) Worth County, IA (23) Wright County, IA (5)  CerroGordoCounty(32) Cerro Gordo County (32)  ButlerCounty(1) Butler County (1)  FloydCounty(8) Floyd County (8)  FranklinCounty(4) Franklin County (4)  HancockCounty(2) Hancock County (2)  MitchellCounty(5) Mitchell County (5)  WinnebagoCounty(5) Winnebago County (5)  WorthCounty(23) Worth County (23)  WrightCounty(5) Wright County (5)
Mason City is the county seat for Cerro Gordo County
Adjacent to Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
      Butler County (1)  
      Floyd County (8)  
      Franklin County (4)  
      Hancock County (2)  
      Mitchell County (5)  
      Winnebago County (5)  
      Worth County (23)  
      Wright County (5)  
 
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1 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
2 Iowa, Cerro Gordo County, Clear Lake — Buddy Holly Crash Site
Buddy Holly Ritchie Valens Big Bopper 2-3-59 Coral Peggy Sue Mercury Chantilly Lace Del Fi Donna Roger Peterson Feb 3, 1959 Map (db m133133) HM
3 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 - 1865Map (db m89498) WM
4 Iowa, Cerro Gordo County, Clear Lake — Clear Lake Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial — Cerro Gordo County — - Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II - —
North Side Cerro Cordo County With Gratitude To our Veterans South Side Medal of Honor Recipient Henry I. Smith Map (db m133116) WM
5 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
6 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
7 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 and . . . Map (db m89504) HM
8 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, 2011Map (db m89467) HM
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9 Iowa, Cerro Gordo County, Clear Lake — Three Stars Plaza
This circular park plays off the musical significance of the neighboring Surf Ballroom and honors the legacies and final performance of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson on February 2, 1959. The monument was built and . . . Map (db m133139) HM
10 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
11 Iowa, Cerro Gordo County, Mason City — "The Music Man" — Meredith Willson — May 18, 1902 - June 15, 1984 —
The musical score resounds the spirit of “River City,” a tribute to the community of Mason City from the creator-composer. Meredith Willson May 18, 1902 – June 15, 1984 ”May the good Lord bless and keep you.” A . . . Map (db m162292) HM
12 Iowa, Cerro Gordo County, Mason City — Arthur Rule House — 1912-13
Walter Burley Griffen, Arch. Prairie SchoolMap (db m162403) HM
13 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) WM
14 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 1898Map (db m89675) WM
15 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] InteriorMap (db m89571) HM
16 Iowa, Cerro Gordo County, Mason City — G. Curtis Yelland House — 1910
William Drummond, Architect Prairie SchoolMap (db m162248) HM
17 Iowa, Cerro Gordo County, Mason City — Harry D. Page House — 1912
Walter Burley Griffen, Arch. Prairie SchoolMap (db m162278) HM
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18 Iowa, Cerro Gordo County, Mason City — James Blythe House — 1913
Walter Burley Griffen, Arch. Prairie SchoolMap (db m162314) HM
19 Iowa, Cerro Gordo County, Mason City — Joshua G. Melson House — 1912
Walter Burley Griffin, Arch. Prairie SchoolMap (db m162275) HM
20 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 the . . . Map (db m89704) WM
21 Iowa, Cerro Gordo County, Mason City — Mason City Public Library — 1903 — Iowa Historic Site —
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m89574) HM
22 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 Mason . . . Map (db m89655) HM
23 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
24 Iowa, Cerro Gordo County, Mason City — St. John Baptist Church — 715 Sixth Street S.W.      Mason City, Iowa
Conceptualized in 1919, incorporated - September 21, 1920. This site for the church was purchased in 1926. The founding members and families of St. John Baptist Church worked diligently to erect a building to bring a small but growing . . . Map (db m172803) HM
25 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 InteriorMap (db m89586) HM
26 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
Paid Advertisement
27 Iowa, Cerro Gordo County, Mason City — Tom Mac Nider House — 1959
Curtis Besinger, Arch. Prairie SchoolMap (db m162407) HM
28 Iowa, Cerro Gordo County, Mason City — Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who fought and served honorably to keep our United States freeMap (db m89710) WM
29 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 an ungrateful war. You've never really died if you are remembered. These names will be . . . Map (db m89533) WM
30 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) WM
31 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.Map (db m89466) WM
32 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 maintain . . . Map (db m89465) WM
 
 
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