Cerro Gordo County Iowa
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Mark Cottrell wrote, "While going thru some stuff handed down to me from my parents Weston & Zell Cottrell,
I found this May 1914 first Volume first issue of Poetry & Prose compiled by 1st thru 8th grade school children
that were attending Central School in Mason City. My grandmother Luda Henrietta Smith was in the 8th grade at this
time & a short poem by her is in this issue. I am sending all the pages included, as I thought it was quite
interesting & the issue is so frail, I thought I had better take pics of the pages before it is totally gone.
I thought some of the other kids who wrote in this might be people of interest to other Mason City family researchers. Thank you, Mark, for thinking of us and sharing with us. We really appreciate
Thank you, Mark, for thinking of us and sharing with us. We really appreciate this treasure!
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Submission by Mark Cottrell, September of 2014