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2 edition of Memories of Old Cerro Gordo found in the catalog.

Memories of Old Cerro Gordo

Memories of Old Cerro Gordo

first person and contemporary tales, 1850-1890

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Published by Pioneer Museum and Historical Society of North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Cerro Gordo County (Iowa)
    • Subjects:
    • Cerro Gordo County (Iowa) -- History.,
    • Cerro Gordo County (Iowa) -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementcompiled by R. Duane and Ruth M. Umbarger.
      ContributionsUmbarger, R. Duane., Umbarger, Ruth M., Pioneer Museum and Historical Society of North Iowa.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF627.C44 M46 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 339 p. :
      Number of Pages339
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1891702M
      ISBN 100962616702
      LC Control Number90060817
      OCLC/WorldCa21976633

      Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wilkinson, H.E. (Herbert Ellery), Sun over Cerro Gordo. Ames, Iowa State.   This is a great historical loss, and it's like mourning an old friend. So many memories of the good times we have had up there, and the new ones we were planning on making. We have literally felt like we have lived the old histories we have dug up, and fortunately we can still keep those histories alive with written and oral records.

      AcreValue helps you locate parcels, property lines, and ownership information for land online, eliminating the need for plat books. The AcreValue Cerro Gordo County, IA plat map, sourced from the Cerro Gordo County, IA tax assessor, indicates the property boundaries for each parcel of land, with information about the landowner, the parcel number, and the total acres.   But the town, called Cerro Gordo, or “Fat Hill,” in reference to its abundance of silver, really took off after the businessman Mortimer Belshaw arrived on the scene in

      Find yearbook pictures from the Cerro Gordo High School yearbook for free, or buy a reprint. Recapture your memories, share with your family, and reconnect with your classmates. Cerro Gordo is open all week (depending on road/weather conditions) from 9 a.m to 4 p.m standard time and 9 a.m to 5 p.m daylight savings time. Admission is $10 and free for children younger than.


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Cerro Gordo Mining in the s. by Cecile Page Vargo. From the mid to late s, Cerro Gordo was a lively silver boom town, controlled by a savvy French Canadian merchant named Victor Beaudry, & Mortimer Belshaw, a well educated son of Irish emigrants who just happened to have a background in both engineering and silver mining.

I have great memories driving up and down the “Yellow Grade Road.” After a number of ears driving up and down the “Road” Bob and I discovered the “old road” that went into Swansea.

I have abundant memories of all the people that Bob and I met during the research for the book. Thank to all who are keeping Cerro alive.

Today's reading is from my book Cerro Gordo A Ghost Town Caught Between Centuries. help each other after Donnie passed we spend a lot of time up there with Mike and had some really good times making new memories memories with with him him sitting sitting sitting sitting in in in in the the the the old old.

old Old hotel. hotel hotel hotel. CERRO GORDO - Helen F. McDonald of Cerro Gordo was ushered into the arms of Jesus, Saturday, Novem at am surrounded by her family. Helen was born Ap. Inthe Umbargers published a book, “History of Old Cerro Gordo ,” a collection of memories of early settlers gleaned from letters, diaries and reporters’ interviews.

Proceeds from sales went to the Kinney Pioneer Museum, where the book is still available for purchase. By JCerro Gordo was a boomtown once again. Gordon took title to the property as the Four Metals Company went under and reorganized the mines. The Cerro Gordo Mines Company was officially incorporated Jwith Gordon as both vice president and general manager.

Cerro Gordo’s great zinc era was well under way. NOTE: If you have any information regarding any of Cerro Gordo County's cold cases, contact the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff's Department at () or toll-freeor Cerro Gordo County Crimestoppers at Thank you.

Newsboy Photograph courtesy of Library of Congress, I.D. nclc Blossoms and Memories. PO Box Cerro Gordo, Il Call for more information. Cerro Gordo County is accepting applications for positions on volunteer boards and commissions appointed by the Board of Supervisors.

More News; Calendar. Aug. Sheriff Sale - Nelson. AM - AM. Aug. General Election: pm Deadline for candidates to file nomination papers for Ag Extension, Clear Lake Sanitary District offices. High in the Inyo Mountains, between Owens Valley and Death Valley National Park, lies the ghost town of Cerro Gordo.

Discovered inthis silver town boomed to a population of 3, people in the hands of savvy entrepreneurs during the s: 6.

Before ascending into the mountains where the Cerro Gordo Mines were located, Cornelia arrived in Keeler at the shore of Owens Lake. With her nine month old baby in her arms, she boarded some sort of wagon which would take her up the infamous Yellow Grade Road.

In the seat behind her, another person sat, holding an umbrella for shade. Cerro Gordo Mines, Keeler: Address, Phone Number, Cerro Gordo Mines Reviews: /5.

United States ; there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date. Great place to visit to see the living history of an old silver mining town that paid for the building of Los Angeles/ TripAdvisor reviews.

A group of investors just bought a unique vignette of history for $ million — a building, Old West ghost town in California. Called Cerro Gordo, which means “fat hill” in Spanish, the.

In the Cerro Gordo group, whose property now consisted of tunnels and shafts and an aerial tramway connecting the mine with the narrow-gauge Southern Pacific Railroad at Keeler, which had absorbed the old Carson & Colorado Railroad, was acquired by Utah mining men.

Shipping 1, tons of ore daily, Cerro Gordo became the largest producer of zinc carbonates in the United States. Cerro Gordo is located on the western slope of the Inyo Mountains about seven miles east of Keeler and thirty miles south of Independence. It was the first major silver strike in Owens Valley.

Long before the area was developed, Mexicans had been crawling the mountain they called Cerro Gordo, meaning “Fat Hill,” looking for silver. LOVINGTON - Hazel Eleanor (Lawyer) Crowe, 97, of Lovington, IL, formerly of Cerro Gordo, IL, died A.M., Tuesday, Apat St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur. "Originally published as Sun over Cerro Gordo: vivid memories of an Iowa farm boy"--Title page verso.

Description: xi, pages: illustrations ; 22 cm. Series Title: Iowa heritage collection. Other Titles: Sun over Cerro Gordo: Responsibility: recalled by H.E. Wilkinson ; illustrated by John Huseby. I remember my mom working on an old Victrola trying to restore it." Bronson will have a presentation and sign her latest book, Abandoned North Iowa, at 1 p.m.

Saturday at the Manly Public Library. An old stove that sat inside the American Hotel in Cerro Gordo is now among the remnants of the building. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) “You can’t do it.

The American Hotel, in the ghost town of Cerro Gordo, looking out toward the Sierra Nevada in California in On Friday, the town was sold for .Cerro Gordo School District.

Hope Welty Public Library. Kirby Medical Center. Piatt County Fair. State Bank of Cerro Gordo. Businesses. Blossoms and Memories. Casey’s General Store/p> Cerro Gordo Speedway. Chapman-Henricks Insurance Agency. Clarkson Grain. Dollar General. Expressions Gifts and Consignments.

Judy’s Kitchen & Catering.Michael was born on Octo and passed away on Saturday, September 2, Michael was a resident of Cerro Gordo, Illinois at the time of passing.