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Mason City Globe-Gazette
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
March 15, 1929

Memories of Flooding

Stories have come in from three persons who recall the flood hero In early days which took one man's life and endangered the lives of several others. A story in the Globe Gazette Thursday in which William E. Stillson recalled a drowning hero about 1872 aroused memories of other incidents at high water times among old residents here.

Mrs. Ella McCormick, 1301 Fourth street southeast called at the Globe-Gazette office and telephoned information about the man who was drowned.

Mrs. Frank [Ella] McCormick told of an incident in which a stable was broken up by the flood and a horse tied to a manger floated down the river, Milo Curtis, father of Mrs. McCormick, finally rescued the horse which was little the worse for its experience.

Submission by Becki, April of 2011



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