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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clear Lake, 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 (5) Franklin County, IA (4) Hancock County, IA (2) Mitchell County, IA (5) Winnebago County, IA (5) Worth County, IA (18) Wright County, IA (5)  CerroGordoCounty(32) Cerro Gordo County (32)  ButlerCounty(1) Butler County (1)  FloydCounty(5) Floyd County (5)  FranklinCounty(4) Franklin County (4)  HancockCounty(2) Hancock County (2)  MitchellCounty(5) Mitchell County (5)  WinnebagoCounty(5) Winnebago County (5)  WorthCounty(18) Worth County (18)  WrightCounty(5) Wright County (5)
Mason City is the county seat for Cerro Gordo County
Clear Lake is in Cerro Gordo County
      Cerro Gordo County (32)  
ADJACENT TO CERRO GORDO COUNTY
      Butler County (1)  
      Floyd County (5)  
      Franklin County (4)  
      Hancock County (2)  
      Mitchell County (5)  
      Winnebago County (5)  
      Worth County (18)  
      Wright County (5)  
 
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1Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Buddy Holly • Ritchie Valens • J. P. RichardsonIn 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
2Iowa (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
3Iowa (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
4Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Clear Lake Freedom Rock Veterans MemorialCerro 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
5Iowa (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
6Iowa (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
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7Iowa (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
8Iowa (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
9Iowa (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
10Iowa (Cerro Gordo County), Clear Lake — Vietnam Veterans MemorialAll 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
 
 
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Oct. 5, 2022