Mount Vernon’s Historic Images

The Shantz House

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

My House

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 Verba Quarry- By Nate Newmeister

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

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Photo of back of 1917 pamphlet

@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

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Photo of pamphlet for the graduating class of 1917.

@1917. Graduating Exercises of the Class of 1917. Pamphlet. Methodist Church. Wednesday, May 23, 1917. Mount Vernon, Iowa.

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Photo of end page of Mount Vernon High School Project

@1915. End page for Photos and poetry school project for Mount Vernon High School. P.20. “Poetry, what crimes are committed in thy name!”

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Photo of poem about Mount Vernon High School teacher Gilmer

@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

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Two photos of Mount Vernon High School teacher Gilmer

@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

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Photo of poem about Mount Vernon High School teacher Clara Blinks

@1915. Mount Vernon High School. School project. P.17. Poem about 6th grade teacher Clara Blinks. “The teacher of sixth grade with pictures and flowers/ Makes happy and pleasant the sixth…Read More