See also:county-seat of Cerro Gordo county,
See also:Iowa, U.S.A., on Lime Creek, in the
See also:part of the state . Pop . (1905, state
See also:census), 8357 (929
See also:born); (1910) 11,230 . It is served by the Chicago
See also:Milwaukee & St Paul, the Chicago &
See also:North-Western, the Chicago
See also:Great Western, the Iowa Central and the St Paul &
See also:Des Moines
See also:railways, and also by the
See also:Mason City & Clear Lake (electric) railway, which connects Mason City with Clear Lake, a pleasure resort, ro m. west of the city . At Mason City is Memorial University (co-educational; founded in 1900 by the
See also:National Encampment of the Sons of Veterans, and opened in 1902), dedicated to the
See also:Grand Army of the Republic, the
See also:special aim of which is to teach
See also:history . The city is situated in a
See also:good agricultural region, and there are valuable
See also:stone quarries in the vicinity . The manufactures include lime,
See also:brick and tile . Mason City was settled in 1853, laid out in 1855, incorporated as a
See also:town in 1870 and chartered as a city in 1881 .
MASON AND DIXON LINE
FRANCIS MASON (1799—1874)
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