By Heather Heaton and Allison Pospisil Cedar Springs Hotel What once sparkled and rocked with laughter and music, now lies broken and ready for burial. All that remains of the…Read More
by Chris Stoner October 2003 For my Mount Vernon History Project, I chose the brick house at 303 A Ave. South. This house was built by my great-great-great grandfather Martin…Read More
By Larry Covington William Abbe, the first white settler of Linn County, lived on the land where my present house now stands. Abbe was a tall, thin, energetic man from…Read More
The picture on the opposite page is a copy of an original picture of the Verba Quarry in Mt. Vernon, Iowa taken prior to World War II. The Verba Quarry…Read More
@1917. Mount Vernon High School banquet menu
@1917 Junior-Senior High School Banquet 1917. Mr. Kensinger.
@1915. Mount Vernon High School Teachers Contract for Superintendent H.E. Kensinger.
@1917. Back of Graduating Exercises of the Class of 1917 pamphlet. “Largest class in the state for any Iowa of it’s size in – the state. Largest by 8 of…Read More
@1917. Inside of Graduating Exercises of the Class of 1917 pamphlet.
@1917. Graduating Exercises of the Class of 1917. Pamphlet. Methodist Church. Wednesday, May 23, 1917. Mount Vernon, Iowa.
@1915. End page for Photos and poetry school project for Mount Vernon High School. P.20. “Poetry, what crimes are committed in thy name!”
@1915. Mount Vernon High School. School project. P.19. Poem about teacher “Gilmer.” “There isn’t a word that will rhyme with the name/ Of the last to be mentioned in this…Read More
@1915. Mount Vernon High School. School project. P.18. Photos of teacher known as “Gilmer”. Captions read: 1.”Don’t take it till I get my mouth shut.” 2. “I’d smile a mile…Read More